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A Concise History of Barwicks From 
the Time of Their Coming to This 
Country In the Year of 1652 and 1664 
Up to the P,i:^§ent Time. 

The Lost Links'cifTfer Genealogy Found 

And The Barwicks of the East, West 

and South United as Kinsmen of 

One Original Stock. 



Elkhart, Ind., U. S. A. 
Dated, July 1, 1907. 
Price, $2.00. 






'WW\ ERE I to offer an apology for bringing into book 
CjLl form the information contained in this small 
^^^ volume it would be that from my youth I pos- 
sessed a desire to know something of the Barwick Family 
and their characteristics as a people. 

It being a fact that the people design the strength and 
safety of nations; that they create law and liberty cher- 
ished in reverance of Almighty God for the freedom and 
protection cf mankind, I have many times wondered what 
were the aspirations and practices of our forefathers 
towards civic development. 

Can, or dare we consider ourselves .better, or more 
advau'Ced in life <,lT;a'iiUk'ey^U'hd'eTjthefr opportunities? Are 
we mindful of the^fsTcft-tljearwhen' they'l^^nded on the east- 
ern shore of Mafyland ^5'vea^:s, ago their home was in 
one vast forest. That' 'Jiey ;ei3i^rQd.?:he woods with ax, 
mail and wedge and .cwt;^ dPlw.p.;. ' a:id rolled together, and 
burned up, and cleard up ,for the planting of the seed and 
tilling of the soil? MThat^ tliej' drained the low lands' of 
waters and made ready >t'Gr' Ihe production of grain. That 
by the help cf their bone, sinew and muscle they aided 
in constructing the great commonwealth which today rep- 
resents more than 80,000,000 people, and the great enter- 
prises, viz: agriculture, manufacturing and commerce. 

If in pastimes our forefathers guided by the spirit of 
God and liberty left their native land and braved the wat- 
ers of the deep in their rude constructed crafts for a non- 
civilized wilderness, what then have we in this Twentieth 
Century to boast over, or above their zeal, or ambition? 

May we with grateful minds and hearts accept the in- 
formation of our ancestors, though limited, may we fully 
realize the gratit ide we owe them for their daring strug- 
gle which is but the source of our existence. 

I herewith submit my findings, and trust the same 
will be a source of interest and information to all who be- 
long to "That Ancient Family of Barwicks" — Berwicks. 





^^ Jt ROM Our Ancestors Came Oar Names, Hut From 
^ Our Virtues Our Honors." 

Possibly there are few names that can be spelled in 
so many ways as Barwick; the changing of one or more 
letters the name can be spelled many ways. 

From an English source it is learned Berwick was the 
"Ancient Spelling," and so long in usage that its origin 
is unknown. 

In a book, published in London, England, in 1665, "The 
Life of John Barwick, D. D., written by his brother, Petous 
Barwick, M. D., it is observed the two names of Berwick 
and Barwick ref^r Jt9^ the ^sanie family of 650 years ago." 

In dictionaii^'koj'au'thori; 'ppfjli^ 6f;\'£,i^erence and gen- 
eological indexe*s *'tfdth American'' . an^. English the name 
Berwick, Barwick agd^'W•aJI^</■iJck ;are, observed only, while 
many of the modifiea \iraiy?^.,t)i,^i^'^;iing are not mentioned, 
making it evident the &b'o\ie^way3;0/. spelling are the older, 

or ancient form. •»» u \ /„',,''; i \ '' 

Below is given a list of spellings that indicates simi- 
larity to the older names'. 

Berwick Barwick Warwick 

Beswick Barwin-ck Warrick 

Bardwick Barwack Worrick 

Barberick Barwicke Worwick 

Burdick Bailiwick War nick 

Burwick Barwig Warneck 

Barrick Barwise Warwack 

Carrick Barwis W^erwyck 

Darrick Trawick 

From the above spellings it is evident that during 
past generations the Original Stock Name has many 


times varied, and possibly were it not for this^ cause the 
Slock and Name would be many times more numerous. 

The name Smith, Miller, Jones and many other names 
are very limited in spelling, hence their numbers are 

The following illustrates the name spelled alpha- 
betically saving the letter X and that Bar and Wick be- 
gin and end many names: 
Arwick Xarwick 

Barwick Orwick 

Carwick Parwick 

Darwick Quarwick 

Earwick Rarwick 

Farwick Sarw'ick 

Garwick Tarwick 

Harwick Urwick 

Irwick ^ VarwjQK ^ ,> 

Jarwick % ^ ^J- \ ^''^ \ / Vi^^icl^ ' " •, 

Karwick ,'; ""'^ ' .' ';* Y&,nvickc c' " 

Larwick ' ' ' _ \ ^^arwjQfc 

Marwuck ' ' . \ ". ! ' ^ 


/'■^ AND-" ■ ^ 


To make a geneological connection of the first Bar- 
wicks of England with those coming to this country would 
result in a long and expensive search of the English court 
and church records. 

The earliest knowledge of the Barwick family is taken 
from "The Life of John Barwick, D. D., which is as follows: 
'The chief of the Barwick family was Thomas de Berwick, 
who in the reign of that victorious Prince, King Edward 
III, had command of all his Archers (Bowmen), as appears 
from an instrument quoted out of the Archives by Sir John 
Banks, the King's advocate in one of his arguments in the 



case of Ship Money published in Rushworth's CollecMons." 
From the above we observe the spelling of Berwick 
an-d Barwick referring to the same family. Humphrey 
Barwick in 1594 published: "A Brief Discourse CD.icerning 
the force and effect of all Manual Weapons of Fire, and the 
Archery in respect to others of greater force." 

In 1746 the "Life of Capt. John Barwick" was p iblished 
who was captain in the Manchester Regiment and gives 
"a genuine account of the behaviour, confession and his dy- 
ing words." 

Another notable Barwick of 

which an interesting history was 
published in 1G65. and now in the 
writer's possession is that of "Dr. 
John Barwick, D. D.", who was a 
son of "George Barwick and Jane, 
his wife, whose maiden name 
was Barrow. This George was 
the eldest son of Nicholis Bar- 
wick, a descendant of that Ancient 
Family of the Barwicks of Fair 
Ridge, near the village of Stavely, 
in the north part of Lanches- 

Here we are informed of the Barwicks being an 
''Ancient Family." John Barwick, D. D., was born April 
20 1612, and for his time was thoroughly schooled, bemg 
Dean of Durham and St. Paul's College. He was an inti- 
mate friend of Charles I, and at the time the King was 
beheaded, the Monarch took a ring from his Royal finger 
and had it given to the Rev. Barwick, the latter afterwards 
being kept in prison two years and four months for his 
relation with the King. 

The title page of the history is as follows: The Life 


of the Rev. John Barwick, sometimes Fellow of St. John's 
College In Cambridge, and immediately after the restor- 
ation successfully Dean of Durham and St. Paul's College. 

"Written in latin by his brother, (1665) Dr. Peter Bar- 
wick, formerly Fellow of same college, and afterwards phy- 
sician in ordinary to King Charles II. 

"Translated into English by the editor of Latin Life, with 
some notes to illustrate the history, and a brief account 
of the author, to which is added an appendix of letters 
from King Charles I in his confinement, and King Charles 
II and the Earl of Clarendon in their exile, and other 
papers relating to the history of that time. Published from 
the original in St. John's College." 

The history of this Barwick is as impressive reading 
as were the times in which he lived, and I wish it were 
possible to reproduce the book for the sipirit, and informa- 
tion of the times in which it was written. 

The author concludes: "He died in the fifty-third 
year of his age and cf our Lord, 1664. Reader if thou de- 
fi'irest to know more of this Reverend Churchman, gc home, 
and learn by the conspicuous copy of his sincere devotion 
what it is to be a True Christian Indeed." 

The following is here given of the brothers: 

"Immediately after the restoration he was made one 
of the King's physicians in ordinary, and the year follow- 
ing in acknowledgement of his and the Dean, they and 
their heirs forever had, by His Majesty's command, the 
honor of an addition to the arms of their family of 2 
Red Rose Irradiated with gold. * * * * 



"How zealous an advocate the 
author was for the immortal Dr. 
Harvey's most Useful Discovery 
)f the circulation of tlic hlood, 1 
lave mentioned in my preface to 
Latin Life, and shall only observe 
:>ere upon the head farther with 
regard to an objection that the dis- 
covery was first published when Dr. 
larwick was a school boy, yet it 
net with so much opposition, that 
"-.e was a doctor of phytic, and very 
capable of maintaining and defend- 
ing it before it was generally received. For though Dr. 
Harvey lived to his eightieth year, viz: 1657, two years 
after Dr. Barwrck took his degree, Mr. Wood observed that 
it was with much ado that he saw his Discovery of the 
Circulation of the Blood Established Before He Died." 

The author states that John Barwick's parents "De- 
cently Bred" up all their sons, which were five. This is 
more than many children are today receiving from their 

The life of John Barwick cannot be read without caus- 
ing a deep regard for the piety of this man who lived in 
the troublesome times ol Charles I and Oliver Cromwell. 

The following of interest which is in my possession 
and taken from the Gentlemen's Magazine. London. Ens; 


MR. URBAN, Bishopton Lodge, Nov. 18, 1844. 
"My attention is called to a notice in your magazine 
for March, 1842, page 122, requesting particulars respect- 
ing the: "Ancient Family of Barwicks," or rather the fath- 
er, or ancestry of Sir Robert Barwick, Knt. of Towlston 


Hall, in the county of York, which I here give for the in- 
formation of your correspondent, or any others connected 
with the family. 

"Sir Hugh de Barwick, Knt. was Lord of the Manor 
of Tredelissham in Berkshire, and also held divers lands 
in the county . of Oxford, and died 52, (1252) Henry III, 
leaving by Isabel, his wife, two sons; Thomas and John, 
which John d'e Barwick had summons to Parliament among 
the Justices and others of the King's Council, 23; 27 (1223- 
35); 33; 34 and 35 of Edward I. 

"Again, the first of Edward II, when the Justices and 
King's Councils were intermixed with the earls and bar- 
ons, but not summansed in fide et homoio. 

"He -.-ras treasurer to Queen Alinor, wife of King Ed- 
ward I, and attended at the coronation of King Edward II, 
was prebendary of Holme, and afterwards of Fenton, in 
the county of York. 

"In the second of Edward II is the last time I find 
his nam'e mentioned, which seems to indicate that he 
shortly afterwards died. 

Of the elder son, Thomas de Barwick we find him 
master of Archers in the reign of Edward III, from which 
descended John Barwick, D. D., Dean of St. Paul's col- 
lege, London, Peter Barwick, M. D., physician in ordinary 
to King Charles II, and Col. Samuel Barwick, Governor of 
Barbadoes, 1866, which Col. B.. died June 3, 1673, leaving 
an only son and heir, Samuel who was Governor of Bar- 
badoes in 1731, and died in January, 1733, leaving a 
daughter and heiress, Jane, who married August 27, 1752, 
the Hon. T. Osborn Bruce, and conveyed to him the estate 
and representation of the family. 

"Compiled from Wills, Parish Registers and a valuable 
M. S. at Middle Hill." 

Then is given the family pedigree which is too com- 
plex to here give space. The time covered is 655 years and 
what variations, or procreations that have occurred in the 


course of those twenty generations is far beyond the 
power of my antiquarian ability. The information shows 
the source of tracing English family lines, for in the year 
1844, Samuel Barwick Bruce, M. D., was the representative 
of this family. 

1652 and 1664. 


When we consider the development of the North 
American continent from the time Columbus made his 
discovery at San Salvador, Oct. 12, 1492, up to this busy 
"Twentieth Century," is there not reason for a degree 
of anxiety to know who, when and under what conditions 
our ancestors came to this country. 

Why should we be so grossly indifferent as to our 
lineage. Find a man with a fine animal and he will not 
only delight in telling of the pedigree, but of the siuperior 
stock qualities as well, and at the same time, possibly, 
know nothing of his grandparents. 

Three years ago the writer was very much as the 
stock man, though from my youth there was a desire to 
know something of the Barwick Family, and I trust the 
results of my long, tiresome and expensive labors in trac- 
ing out, and connecting together the Barwick Family 
will be of interest to all who may read the contents of 
this small volume. 

What motives induced our forefathers to leave their 
native land and seek a home in the forest of an uncivilized 
continent may well be conceived when we recall the 
historical conditions which England was politically and re- 
ligiously passing through, or into. 


There is reason to believe that in their minds and 
hearts dwelt the spirit of religious liberty; that their zeal 
and love for freedom put to a test of strength their 
spiritual devotion and endurance; that in a distant land 
they could there establish themselves, practice and wor- 
ship their Creator with free minds and full hearts, and 
make possibilities for their future generations more 
abundant, both in temporal and spiritual opportunities. 

Had we in written form the lives of our continental 
and colonial predecessors including parentage, heredity, 
their social, political and religious opportunities or disad- 
vantages there is reason to believe such would be as inter- 
esting as were the venturesome times in which they lived. 

The earliest English settlement in Maryland occurred 
in 1631, under Capt. Clayborn, who, with a party of English 
from Virginia, located on Kent Island, in Chesapeake Bay, 
but a permanent settlement was not made until the year 
1634 by a body of English Roman Catholics whose leader 
was Cecil Calvert. 

Thus we note our ancestors became permanent set- 
tlers in the state of Maryland 18 years after the first per- 
manent settlement of the colony was established. 

From the discovery of America to the present, the 
time is divided into ten historical periods, and their com- 

ing was as early as the second period which was) the 
iod of settlement. 

Thus viewing the fact that our ancestors and their 
descendants have lived and experienced 255 years of 
American perplexities and prosperity certainly we who live 
today should with grateful hearts fully realize the debt of 
gratitude we owe to Almighty God for our existence, and 
with equal gratitude perpetuate in sacred memory those 
of our Pioneer Predecessors. 

May we strive as worthy, christian, patriotic citizens 
to make the possibilities for our future generations more 


abounding in the higher qualities of life; that our future 
blood lines may continue more than 255 years, hence as 
free from vice and crime as in the past. 

Of their religious attitude we have accounts of their 
earlier church relationship which will be given later. My 
large correspondence with the Barwicks establishes the 
fact that their religious attitude is most commendable, and 
of those who are not identified with some church there is 
a refining tone which is to this day traceable back to the 
English stock. 

As an enterprising people, agricultural, and the various 
business pursuits have engaged them. Some are minis- 
ters, doctors, legislators, teachers, and others filling var- 
ious positions, while none are known to have been engaged 
in the saloon business at any time in this country. 

It can be said that the Barwick Family stands as a 
worthy, upright, common people, and of industrious habits. 
Above all, it is not known of any Barwick of this coantry 
being a criminal, or convicted of a crime. 





The writer can say that securing court information is 
expensive. In some cases' the fourth examination of coun- 
ty records was required, and I here desire to speak in com- 
mendable terms of Mr. W. O. Lednum, Chief Deputy Clerk 
of the Circuit Court at Denton, Md., for his integrity and 
ability as an antiquarian. 

In many places it has been impossible to make a 
complete tracing of family lines owing to the lack of 
willSi and the numerous names of James, John and Wil- 
liam. However, the following is here given and should be 
of interest and information to all of the Barwick family. 



In Liber A. R. H., Folio 325, in the Patent Records 
in the Land Office in Annapolis, Md., is recorded that 
Daniel Barwick demanded 100 acres of land upon the 
Patukent River, or in any other part of the Province for 
transporting himself and Sarah, his maid-servant, in, or 
since June, 1652. 

Every effort was made to obtain some continued infor- 
mation of Daniel Barwick, and to know whether he left 
descendants, but the above proved all the information ob- 

The writer firmly believes the early Patent Land 
Records contain such information. While there is no in- 
formation as- to what country the Barwicks came from, yet 
it is evident beyond doubt it was from England. 



IN 1664. 

From the Patent Records in the Land Office in /Vn- 
napolis, Md., Liber No. 7, Folio 520, it is recorded that 
John Barwick came to Maryland in the year 1664. 

What relation he was to Daniel B. cannot be stated, 
neither is there any known account of his Engli&h ances- 
try, but it is reasonable to presume relationship existed 
between the two and they probably were brothers. 

There is no account of the age of John Barwick, or 
when he died, but there is much evidence that from him 
there honorably sprung a worthy people even to this day. 

His place of settlement was in Talbot county, Md., 
Easton now being the county seat. As early as 1669 he 
and another party bought a tract of 800 acres known as 
the Normanda, the price being 9,000 pounds of Tobacco. 

Also in 1683 he sold 100 acres of the tract for 3,812 


pounds of tobacco, and in 1684 another 150 acres for 5,500 
pounds of tobacco, and (last) in 1717 another 157 acres; 
price, 5,000 pounds of tobacco. 

In 1735 one John Barwick sold 50 acres; price 3,400 
pounds of tobacco. Thl^ sale is one made by a son for 
the fact that were it made by the former John Barwick 
he would by this time be a very old man. 

While he left no will it is known that he left three 
sons whose names were John Jr., William and Edward. 

May 10, 1746, there was made an inventory of the 
estate of William Barwick, which shows that Edward 
and John Barwick were his nearest kin. 

The will of William Barwick shows that he left one 
son, William, Jr., and why there was an inventory made, 
and his brothers were his nearest kin, and not his son is a 
matter not here explainable. 

From the wills of early dates it is observed that all 

real estate fell to the sons, and that of personal estates 

to the daughters. 


On date of Aug. 15, 1765, for the value of 5£, English 
money. One Pew, No. 17, in Chapel of Ease, in the Parish 
of St. Peter, in Talbot Co., was sold by William Barwick, 
Jr., to Thomas Laveday, said pew formedly belonged to 
John Barwick, St., father of William Barwick, Sr. 

Here we note the John Barwick of 1664 was a church 
man, although there is at present no obtainable account of 
the above chapel. 


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From a careful i'tudy of Land, Marriage and Will 
Records the preceding chart of the early Harwicks is as 
correct as can be made and the following explanation 
will be given: 

John Barwick, Jr., will dated 17o6; William Harwick, 
will dated 1746; and Edward Barwick, will dated 1762, are 
sons of John Barwick, Sr., of 1664, and of the two follow- 
ing columns are grand and great grandchildren. 


A son of John Barwick, Sr., 1664, little can be said of 
him. His will was probated June 1, 1736, leaving one- 
third to his wife, Sarah; to John One Shilling, and the re- 
mainder to James. Of his two sons, John and James, are 
as follows: 

John Barwick bought in Talbot Co., Md., 56 acres, 
price, 6,000 pounds of tobacco, 1742, and 173 acres of Nor- 
manda tract in 1748, price 12,000 pounds of tobacco; also 
231 acres of same year, price 1,200 pounds oi tobacco, and 
sold in 1751 for 79 pounds, 7 shillings and 6 pence, cur- 
rent money, 127 acres; in 1753 for 12 pounds, 10 shillings 
20 acres; in 1757 for 44 pounds, 16 shillings, 56 acres, and 
in same year 84 acres for 6,000 pounds tobacco. 

James Barwick purchased land in 1765, in Talbot Co., 
Md. Neither left a will making it impossible to further 
trace their descendants. 


A son of John Barwick (1664). His place of residence 
was in Talbot Co., Md. He left on son, William, Jr., son 
of Mary Thurderman. His estate consisted of much land, 
personal property and slaves which was left to his wife, 
Roseana, but should she again marry one-half was then 
to go to her son. 

Was the owner of many tracts of land in Talbot Co., 


Md., and bailed men who were oflBcers of trust. His life 
was full of business transactions which are too numerous 
to here give. In 1787 he purchased the Chapel of Ease 
of St Peter's Paris'h, now known as Kings Creek, or 
Mathewstown, or Kingston. His will was probated in 
1796. He left a wife, Anna, and children, John, William, 
Lydia Scott, Anna Kirby, Hanna and Rebecca Barwick. 
His son William married Anna Bell, Feb. 2, 1796, but of 
his son John there is no further information. 

To further trace his descendants was impossible for 
lack of will records, but it is most certain that the Bar- 
wicks of Cecil county, Md., are his direct descendants. 


Owing to the lack of wills a number of Barwicks are 
unclassified as to direct family lines, and the following are 
given trusting the names may serve some one to a good 

John A. Barwick deeded land in 1802 and 1803. 

John Barwick gave two mortgages in 1802. 

Nathan Barwick gave bill of sale in 1812. 

William Barwick gave bill of sale in 1815. 

Peter Barwick gave deed in 1816. 

Ximrod Barwick gave deed in 182.5. 

Henry I. Barwick gave deed in 1840. 

John Barwick bought land in 1841. 

Peter Barwick gave deed in 1838. 

Sharlott Barwick gave deed in 1849. 

John W. Barwick gave deed in 1850. 

Thomas H. Barwick bought deed in 1867. 

James H. Barwick bought deed in 1881. 

Alex. Barwick bought deed in 1881. 

John A. Barwick bought deed in 1892. 

Sarah M. Barwick deeded land in 1891. 


Thomas H. and John M. Barwick deeded land in 1898. 
William W. Barwick bought land in 1904. 
Thomas H. and John W. Barwick bought land in 1898. 
FROM 1794 TO 1906. 
William Barwick and Anna Bell, Feb. 2, 1796. 
Peter Barwick and Anna Gegogry, March 8, 1808. 
John Barwick and Eliza Myatt, Dec. 26, 1808. 
Peter Barwick and Rebecca Chapman, May 21, 1811. 
Peter Barwick and Mary Dobson, March 3, 1813. 
Rebecca Barwick and James Chambers, June 17, 1813. 
Rebecca Barwick and James Mason, June 28, 1814. 
Mary Barwick and Samuel Bright, July 18, 1821. 
Rebecca Barwick and James Lomax ,M.arch 19, 1829. 
John Barwick and Elizabeth Harrison, Nov. 1, 1831. 
Ann Barwick and Edward Jefferson, Nov. 1, 1831. 
Peter Barwick and Ann Harrison, June 5, 1837. 
John Barwick and Charlotte Fountain, May 16, 1838. 
James H. Barwick and Alice H. Holt, Oct. 2, 1841. 
Charlotte Barwick and Thos. Fountain, Sept. 22, 1857. 
Henry Barwick and Mary Doffin, Feb. 10, 1858. 
Thos. H. Barwick and Sarah M. Covey, June 8. 1866. 
Adda P. Barwick to Henry B. Mason, Jan. 3, 1884. 
Mollie E. Barwick and George W. Parrott, Jan. 4, 1888. 
Mary E Barwick and James E. Price, April 18, 1891. 
Frank Barwick and Ida Shones, Sept. 27, 1893. 
M. Grace Barwick and Jas. H. Geoghahan, Aprill2, 1892. 
Thos. Henry Barwick and Mary E. Jump, Jan. 23, 1894 
Fanna A. Barwick and Probert F. Smith, Nov. 21, 1899 
Alberta Barwick and Wm. N. Fleckenstine, Dec. 18. 1900 
John Nultan Barwick and Ethal R. S. Stewart. Dec. 
Harry C. Barwick and Minnie Dobson. Dec. 16. 1903. 


Susan A. Barwick and Perry W. Stewart, April 29, 1906. 

It will be observed that the Barwick Family of Talbot 
Co., Md.. have continued from the coming of John Bar- 
wick in 1664 to the present time. However, it is with 
much regret the above unclassified name- could not have 
been directly connected in family lines. The writer spent 
much time and delay trusing to so succeed, but in the 
end could do no more than to submit the above. 

From the years 1780 to 1800 there were so few wills 
left, and so many Johns, James and Williams that little 
could be accomplisihed. Again, many were not able to 
trace back more than to their grandfather, or but 100 
years ago. 

For a people to live from generation to generation in 
the same county since 1664 there should somewhere be 
family bibles that would clear up the missing links. 

It is evident that most of the Barwicks of Maryland 
are descendants of John Barwick, Jr., whose will was pro- 
bated in 1736, and William Barwick, whose will was pro- 
bated in 1746. 

(See Family Chart, Page 14.) 




Was born in 1809 (a merchant) but to which of the 
branches of the original stock he belonged the writer 
cannot say. The family has for many years resided at 
Chesapeake City, Md. He was married to Mary A. Means 
and their children were: 

1. William J. Barwick, 
who was born in 1834 (a shipchandler) and married Sarah 
Hammond, whose children are William Elsworth Barwick 


bom 1861, and has two sons, Clark E., born 1884, and War- 
ren R., born 1887; Oakley Barwlck, born 1865. and h:^s two 
daughters, Bessie O. and Mary H., and Mrs. Sarah H. K»r- 
shaw, born in 1872, and has one daughter, Mary K. 

2. ..Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Jones, 
born in 1836 and the mother of three children. 

3. John Barwick 
was born in 1841, and married Sare E. Rose, and their 
son is Dr. George Irwin Barwick of Kennedyville,- .Md 
(born 1869) whose daughter is Caroline E. 

4. Mrs. Mary J. Scott, 
no children. 

To what branch of the original stock he belonged 
is not known, but the court records of Talbot county. Md.. 
show in the years of 1802-3 he deeded land. His children 

1. Thos. H. Barwick, Sr. 
whose children are Thomas H. Barwick, Jr.. Mattliews. 
Md.; Mrs. Grace Geoghegan, Inantico, Md., and John M. 
Barwick, Matthews, Md. 

2. John A. Barwick, Jr. 
whose children are Walter T. Barwick, Alexandria. Va.: 
Ida V. Towers, Fannie A. Smith and Mary A. Flickinstine. 
Easton, Md.; and Nettie E. Wilson, 2605 Maryland .We- 
nue, Baltimore, Md. 

3. William W. Barwick, 

no heirs. 

4. Alexandria Barwick. 
unmarried, each living, Tunis Mills, Md. 
James Barwick, 



Nothing is known of his life. His sons were Henry 
and Thomas, of whom no information was secured, and 


JoliU, whose cl-'ildren are Henry and Mary, and Joshua 
Barwick of Centerville, Md.; whose son is Edward W. of 
same address. 


Was born near Elkton, Md., in 1805. He was first 
married in 1824, but there are no living descendants from 
first marriage. Of the second marriage to Ellen M. Cass in 
1858 there is M. G. Barwick (salesman) who was born in 
Bloomington, 111., in 1861, and now resides at 3512 East 
Tenth street, Kansas City, Mo., whose son, Walter W. 
Barwick, resides' at same address. 



Through Edward Barwick, Sr., the family line is com- 
plete from the coming of his father in 1664 to the present, 
making in all eight generations. From him developed the 
Northern and Southern branches of Barwicks who are to 
this day an excellent people. From his land transactions 
it will be noticed be was an active man. In 1731 "Edw^ard 
Barwick of Talbot Co.," bought in Queen Anns Co., a 
tract of land called James Jumps Choice, and alsio of the 
same year two other tracts, and in 1734 and 1736 sold 250 

Our next account of him is in Drochester Co., Md., 
wbere he bought land in 1738, 1741 and 1750, and sold to 
his son WMlliam one tract of land in 1759. His place of 
residence at time of death was in Caroline Co., Md. The 


court record;' show his will was probated Sept. 23, 1762. 
and in brief is as follows: 


"To my wife, Alice, I bequeath 200 acres of land, a 
part of Taunton Oean; also 44 acres adjoining above a 
part called Forrest Range during hieir natural life. 

"To my son William, 84 acres a part of Chance; to 
James, 109 acres half of Chance; to Nathan, 122 acres a 
part of Clearing Cross; to Edward 26 V^ acres a part of 
Clearing Cros'Si, also 96 acres a part of ForresX Range. 

"To John, two negroes and 10 £ in money; to my 
wife, Alice, three negroes; to William, oine niegro and what 
he now has in hm possession belonging to me; to James, 
two negroes and two cows, and what he already has in 
his possession; to Edward, one negro; to Nathan, one 
negro. All the residue of my estate to Edward, Nathan, 
Josihua, Solomon and wife, equally divided. My wife, 
Alice, and son James are to be my executors. Probated 
September 23, 1762." 

From a court item of Drcchester Co., Md., is the fol- 

"To John Barwlck of Johnston County, Province of 
North Carolina, Son and Heir at Law of Edward Barwick, 
late of Drocheisiter Co., Md., my trusty friend, power of at- 
to-rney, November 7, 1768." 


"Nathan Barwick of Droches'ter Co., Md., and John 
Barwick of North Carolina, Deed, April 11, 1772, to Joshua 
and Solomon Barwick of Drochester Co., Md., confirming 
above power and sale." 


William and John purchased land in Queen Anns Co., 
Md., in 1742 and 1754. 

1. William Barwick. 

Purchased land in Drochester Co., in 1759, and in 
1765 he and his wife, Druoilla, sold the same. This is the 


last account of William and Drucilla until located at Wil- 
mington, New Hanover Co., North Carolina. 
2. John Barwick. 
Located in Johnston Co.. North Carolina, earlie-r than 

3. Nathan Barwick. 
His widow resided in what is now Johnston Co., North 
Carolina, in the year 1790. 

4. Joshua and (5) Edward Barwick. 
Resided in Carolina Co., Md., while. 

6. James and (7) Solomon Barwick. 
Were residents of Droche-SLer Co., Md. 


In Carolina Co., Md., From 1774 to 1896. 
James Barwick and Rebekah Roberts, May 18, 1775. 
Mary Barwick and Ralph Marshall, Sept. 26, 1778. 
James Barwdck and Cordelia Hyson, Feb. 25, 1778. 
Solomon Barwick and Rose Lawful, April 1, 1779. 
John Barwick and Rachel Webber, May 31, 1779. 
Sidney Barwick and Nehemia Draper, June 26, 1792. 
John Barwick and Deborah Roe, Feb. 12, 1798. 
Jamies Barwick a.nd Nancy Roe, Feb. 1, 1799. 
Sarah Barwick and Zebdodaw Hopkins, June 25, 1799. 
Edward Barwick and Sara Jump, Aug. 4, 1799. 
Rebecca Barw^ick and Wm. Elliott, March 18, 1800. 
Elijah Barwick and Anna Evitts, Nov. 11, 1800. 
James Barwick and Ester Prucp, June 5, 1802. 
Nathan Barwick and Nancy Kinnaman, Dec. 22, 1812. 
Margaret Barwick and Charles Morgan, Aug. 13, 1803. 
Edward Barwick and Sara.h Hubbard, Nov. 28, 1803. 
Rebecca Barwick and Andrew Fountain, Dec. 11, 1804. 
Alice Barwick and Shadric Glanding, April 26, 1806. 
James Barwick and Anna Price, Sept. 5, 1809. 


Anna Barwick and Richard Gore, Feb. 8, 1810. 

Deborah Barwick and Wm. Calston, Sept. 2'.], ISll. 

Elizabeth Barwick and Wat&on Fountain, April ?,, 1S13. 

Nimrod Barwick and Nancy Webb, Sep-t. 28, 1815. 

Anna Barwick and John Roe, Dec. 9, 1815. 

Sidiney Barwick and James Surggett, July IS, 1820. 

Jane Barwick and William Alls, July 25, 1820. 

Joshua R. Barwick and Rose A. Porter, Jan. 24, 1824. 

Elizabeth Barwick and Thos. Surggett, May 24, 1824. 

John R. Barwick and Mary Dreggs, Dec. 27, 1831. 

Margaret Barwick and James R. Sarden, June 9, 1832. 

Rebecca Barwick and Edward Turner, Jan. 2, 1834. 

Matilda Barwick and Elijah Bartlett, Jan. 28, 1834. 

White Barwick and Anna Anthony, Feb. 10, 1835. 

Catherine M. Barwick and Warren R. Buster, Oct. 20, 

Nancy Barwick and John C. Cooper, April 12, 1836. 

Mahala I. Barwick and Harrison Hardcaatelle, June 
13, 1836. 

James H. Barwick and Anna Barwick, Sept. 26, 1837. 

Juliet Barwick and John C. Cooper, Nov. 27, 1837. 

Joshua R. Barwick and Ellen T. Seward, Dec. 13, 1837. 

Mary Barwick and Robert Wooters, Dec. 26, 1837. 

Adaline Barwick and Jerome Calrip, Dec. 22, 1838. 

Sarah M. Barwick and Elisha Rengold, Jan. 30, 1845. 

Ellen T. Barwick and Ennos Hubbard, Dec. 30. 1845. 

WilMam Barwick and Rebecca Ann Seward, Nov. 17, 

Francis E. Barwick and Margaret Robinson. Jan. 1.".. 

White Barwick and Anna Harman. Nov. 17. 1857. 

Lucy Barwick and Caleb Bowdle, July 30, 1861. 

Joshua Barwick and Maggie Jarrell. Dec. 28. 1868. 





Deeds to Edward Bai-wick, 1779, 1781, 1789 and 1801. 

Deed& to Elijah Barwick, 1802 and 1814 and 1818. 

Deeds to Elizabeth Barwick, 1811. 

Deeds to James Barwick, 1781. 

Deeds to John Barwick, 1795, 1801, 1803 and 1809. 

Deeds to James Henry Barw'ick, 1837, 1844, 1848, 1849, 
and 1S50. 

Deeds to Joshua R. Barwick, 1838. 

Deeds to Margaret Barwick, 1881. 

Deeds to Matilda Barwick, 1833. 

Dates to Nimrod Barwick, 1820, 1820, 1823 1831, 1831, 
1823, 1833, 1833. 

Deeds from Anna Barwick, 1842. 

Deeds from Alice Barwick, 1844. 

Deeids from Edward Barwick, 1801, 1812, 1812. 

Deeds from Elijah Barwick, 1815, 1820, 1821, 1823. 
1825, 1826. 

Deeds from Ellen T. Barwick, 1838, 1841. 

Deeds from James Barwick, 1784. 

Deeds from John Barwick, 1811. 

Deeds from Joshua R. Barwick, 1836, 1838. 

Deeds from James H. Barwick, 1844, 1849. 

Deeds from Margaret Barwick, 1782, 1795, 1803. 

Deeds from Nathan Barwick, 1802. 

Dates from Nimrod Barwick, 1820, 1828, 1830. 

Deeds from White Barwick, 1842. 

Deed sfrom Julyett Barwick, 1866. 

Deeds from James H. Barwick, 1852, 1853, 1860. 

Deeds from Solomon Barwick, 1856. 

Deeds from William A. Barwick, 1863. 

The above names are given with the hope of aiding 
some one in tracing out their family lines not now known. 


Every effort was made to trace all the above persons in 
direct family lines, but had to be given up for lack of reli- 
able information. 






It will be observed that the seven sons of Edward 
Barwick, Sr., will not be taken up in the order as their 
names occur in chart on page 14. 

Solomon and James 
Resided in Drochester Co., Md., and as the court 
house with will records were destroyed by fire there was 
no possible way to learn of their descendants. 
Edward, Jr. 

Resided in Caroline Co., Md., and devised his will 
as follows: 

"To my son James., I give all the lands I now own 
known as "Jumps Choice," 100 acres; also 164 acres called 
"Fisher's Plains," and 7i^ acres known as "Neighbors Neg- 

"To my daughter, Mary Townsend, one shilling, but 
should S'he become a widow, I desire she s;hall have two 
acres of my land and on it build a house. 

"To my grandson, John Porter, £10, Edward Porter, 
£10, Sarah and Mary Porter, £5 current money each. 

That James Barwick, Exor. will probated May 18, 

There is no further information of this branch. The 
Barwicks from 1780 to 1800 left few wills making it im- 
possible to correctly trace family lines. 


Joshua Barwick. 

Resided in Caroline Co., Md. This is the only branch 
where Family Lines are known complete from John Bar- 
wick, Sr., of 1664 to the present which are eight gener- 

His will was devised Sept. 17, 1782, and is as follows: 

"To my wife, Sidney, I bequeath all my plantation 
whereon I reside, also all that tract adjoining the same 
during her natural life, at her death to be equally divided 
between my two sons, Nathan and Elijah, and 217 1-10 
acres in Delaware to be sold and balance of purchase money 
paid out of proceeds arising from sale, and the balance 
of money from said sale I bequeath to my son Nimrod, 
and the residue of my estate after my wife's third part is 
taken out to be equally divided between my three sons. 

Sidn-ey and Solomon (his brother) Exor., will probated 
May. 1790." 

1. Nathan Barwick. ^ 

No information could be learned except that on Dec. 
22, 1802, Nathan B., and Nancy Kinnamon were married 
and in the same year there was a land transfer betwieen 
himself and his brother, Elijah. Nothing is known of his 

2. Rev. Elijah Barwick. 

Was born in Caroline Co., Md., Feb. 17, 1782, and 
married Anna Evitts, Nov. 11, 1800. He was an M. E. 
minister and moved to the State of Indiana, where be 
deceased, June 24, 1856, at, or near Shelbj^ille, Ind. His 
wife died Jan. 11, 1824. He was afterwards twice mar- 
ried but no child-ren by either of those two marriages. 

He was a man of noble motives, and by the first 
marriage the father of eleven children whose descendants 
to this day are a most commendable people. 



1. Sidney Morris Barwick was born Aug. 19. ISOl. and 
married James Swiggett, Jan. 19, 1S20. 
Children of James and Sidney IVIorris (Barwick) Swiggett. 

Robert Swiggett, April 22, 1821. 

Matt. D. Swiggett, March 18, 1823. 

Seth W. Swiggett, October 31, 1825. 

Elizabeth Ann Swiggett, December 27, 1828. 

Mary Indiana Swiggett, December 6, 1831. 

James Lawrence Swiggett, July 27, 1833. 

William Pitt Swiggett, June 6, 1837. 
Children of Seth W. and Alma Wiley Swiggett. 

James AJlen Swiggett, at Vevay, Indiana, October 29 

Rev. Edward Toner Swiggett, at Cincinnati, Ohio, Sep- 
temiber 27, 1850. 

Charles Howard Swiggett, at Cincinnati, Ohio, August 
4, 1852. 

Henry Lee Swiggett, at Connersville, Ind.. Julv 16, 

William Frank Swiggett, at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 
17, 1856. 

Children of Edward T. and Eleanor Mansfield Swiggett. 

Edward Mansfield Swiggett, at Morrow, Ohio, Sep- 
tember 9, 1881. 

Douglas Worthington Swiggett, at Morrow, Ohio, 
September 11, 1882. 
Child of Charles Howard and Nellie Courtney Swiggett. 

Howard Miller Swiggett, at Ripley. O.. Nov. 17, 1891. 

Children of Willard F. and Ida Warren Swiggett. 

"^ Charles Swiggett, June 7, 1889. 

Helen Swiggett, Septemiber 10, 1891. 
Alma Swiggett, July 23, 1893. 
Child of Edith May Graham and John Richard Graham. 


Dorothy Alma Graham, at AshevilLe, North Carolina, 
De<;emb8r 8, 1893. 

A Son of James and Sidney Morris Swiggett. 

Seth W. Swiggett was a newspaper editor, having 
published papers in Connersville and Muncie, Ind., Sioux 
City, Iowa, (the first paper ever published there, in 1857- 
60), Xenia, O., Cincinnati, O., and at different times con- 
nected with the Gazette, the Commercial, and the En- 
quirer, newspapers of Cincinnati, O. 

Alma Wiley, wife of S. W. Swiggett, was the daugh- 
ter of Rev. Allen Wiley, a pioneer Methodist Episcopal 
minister of Southern Indiana and Indianapolis, whose bi- 
ography was printed by the M. E. Book Concern. He was 
a man of distinction in his days, having been urged as a 
candidate for Governor of Indiana, and he would have been 
a bisihop at the next annual conference had he not died. 
His son, Philander Wiley, was for a long time professor 
in Asbury (now Depauw) University. Two other sons 
were M. E. ministers. All dead. One daughter died, aged 
almost 95 years, April 21, 1907. 





Edward T. Swiggett, son of Seth W. Swiggett, is a 
ministeir in the Presbyterian ohureh, pastor for almost 28 
years of the First Presbyterian church of Morrow, Ohio, 
Stated Clerk (secretary) of the Presbytery of Cincinnati, 
Stated Clerk of the Synod of Ohio. Received the degree 
of Doctor of Divinity from Miami University in 1900. A 
graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary. Has been 
clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church. 
His wife is Eleanor Mansfield Swiggett, who is a grand- 
daughter of Jared Mansfield, first professor of mathematics 
in West Point Military Academy and Surveyor General of 
the Northwest Territory. The city of Mansfield, Ohio, was 
named after him. She is a daughter of Hon. Edward Deer- 
inig Mansfield, author, editor of the Cincinnati Gazette, 
State Statistician for many years of Ohio. She is grand- 
daughter of Thomas Worthington (whose mansion forms 
the Ohio Building at the Jamestown Exposition now), that 
is, a copy of his mansion at Chillicothe. He was the 
second Governor of Ohio, and U. S. Senator from Ohio, 
1803 to 1807, and 1810 to 1814. Their children are: Ed- 
ward Mansfield Swiggett, is a landscape engineer in the 
city of Chicago; Douglas Worthington Swiggett is a pro- 
fessor in the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. 

C. M. Swiggett, 822 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. ; H. 
L. Swiggett, Branchvilie, Maryland; Mrs, Edith S Graham, 
Asheville, N. C. 


James Swiggett and Sidney Morress Barwick, Jan. 
19, 1820. 

Thomas Swiggett and Elizabeth Barwick, May 20, 1824. 

Seth W. Swiggett and Alma Wiley, Feb. 18, 1847. 

Rev. Allen Wiley and Margaret Eads, Feb. 21, 1808. 

Seth W. Swiggett and Alma Wiley, Feb. 18, 1847. 

Rev. Edward Toner Swiggett and Eleanor Mansfleld, 
Aug. 31, 1880. 

Charles Howard Swiggett and Nellie Coartney. 


Henry Lee Swiggett and Fannie Ayers. 
Willard F. Swiggett and Ida Warren. 
Edith May Swiggett and John Richard Graham. 

Allen Wiley, Virginia, Jan. 15, 17S8. 
Margaret Eads, Maryland, Dec. 15, 1876. 
Alma Wiley, Indiana, Sept. 4, 1826. 


Joshua Barwick, December 12, 1810. 

Ann Barwick, January 11, 1824. 

Elizabeth Swiggett, April 8, 1828. 

Thomas Swiggett, 1830. 

Sidney Morress Swiggett, October 9, 1838. 

James Swiggett, November, 1838. 

Robert, son of James and Sidney M. Swiggett, March 
30, 1841. 

Allen Wiley, Vevay, Indiana, July 3, 1848. 

William Pitt, son of James and Sidney M. Swiggett, 
killed in battle of Pittsburg Landing, 1861. 

James Lawrence, son of James and Sidney M. Swig- 
gett, at Omaha, Nebraska, April 5, 1890. 

Seth W., son of James and Sidney Morress Swiggett, 
at Indianapolis, April 20, 1897. Interred in Spring Grove 
cemetery, Cincinnati, O. 

James Allen, son of Seth W. and Alma Wiley Swig- 
gett, at Cincinnati, O., December 27, 1869. Interred in 
Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnati, O. 

Willard F., son of Seth W. and Alma Wiley Swiggett, 
at Denver, Colorado, July 7, 1904. Interred in Spring 
Grove cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 12, 1904. 

Alma Wiley, daughter of Rev. Allen and Margaret 
Eads Wiley, and widow of Seth W. Swiggett, at Aslievillo. 
North Carolina, November 30, 1905. Interred In Spring 
Grove cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio., December 3, 1905. 

2. Elizabeth, 
born May 11, 1804, and married Thomas Swiggett, May 20. 

;5' ir\i;\Vl«K FAMILY HISTORY 

3. Nanomi. 
born Feb. 11. 1M»;'.. 

4. Ezekiah Cooper, 
born Oct. 15. isn. and killrd Ijy a runaway team when 
a youn.u man at Hrookville, Ind. 

5. Philip Dickerson, 
born Ni)V. !♦. IMM. and died of yellow fever at New Orleans 
In 1S49. leaving one son. .lames S., now residing at Lin- 
coln. N'''> 

6. Joshua J. 

born St'i);. i^-, 1S1."», was an attorney and deceased without 

7. William, 

born Feb. 19. 1806. There is no further information of 
the above but James S. Barwick of Lincoln, Neb., which 
will be given in proper order. 

Of Elijah's four remaining sons are as follows: 

8. Rawzeli Pitt Chandler Barwick. 

resided and deceased without children at Brookville, Ind.. 

He was a man of noble character and highly respected. 

The following is a letter to his brother, Rev. J. S. Barwick: 

"Brookville, Ind., July 8, 1880. 

"Dear Bro. — Yours of 15th was thankfully received, 
b It was much disappointed as to you not making us a 
v'.s'.t this season. We were much in hopes that you would 
b? to see us this summer or fall, and still think you will 
take Brookville in when you make your visit to Illinois 
this fall, and bring your wife. That is the second one 
you have had that we have not seen. 

"We are here living by ourselves taking, as I think, 
the world pretty comfortable. We have plenty to live on, 
and owe no person any thing but good will, and cannot 
realize that we are old, but old age has crept upon us al- 
most unawares until I have lived to see the end of 73 
years since the 10th of June last. 



"I can not scarcely realize it but it is so and has to be 

(He then gives the births and deaths of his father 
and mother and births of brothers and sisters, and closes) 
"Your Brother, 

"R. P. C. BARWICK." 
Of his wife, the following is given in respect of her 
noble life: 

"A private dispatch announces the death of Mrs. R. 
P. C. Barwick at Brookville, Ind., yesterday. Mrs.B. was 
one of the earliest pioneers of Franklin Co., Ind., having 
lived there more than 80 years. 

"She was a woman of good life and noble work, as 
indicated by the fact that she has been known as Aunt 
Mary Barwick throughout the reign of her acquaintance 
and work for over 40 years." 

May the above few lines inspire others of us to strive 
in life to live in the wisdom of nobility. 

9. Seth Evitt Barwick. 
was born Jan. 20, 1809. He married Eliza J. Darrell, and 
resided on the old homestead near Connersville, Ind., 
where was born to them nine children. 

His daughter Martha, married a Mr. Roberts, to whom 
were born Olive (deceased) and Harriett, born 1832, and 
married Dr. D. Rogers, now a widow living at 122 West 
14th Street, Anderson, Ind. Her son, Ralph Rogers, a 
salesman, lives in Toledo, Ohio, and W. E. Rogers at St. 
Joseph, Mich. 

Mrs. Rogers writes: In regard to the Barwicks being 
tall, I think my grandfather, Elijah, the tallest man I ever 
saw. My father was the tallest of his brothers, being 6 
feet 6 inches." 

Mary Fletcher B. was born Sept. 17, 1834, and de- 
ceased at Genoa, 111., May 6, 1901. Her husband was Rev. 
Andrew B. Hester of the old Southeast Indiana Conference. 


Their children are, Rev. Evitt K. D. Hester, born Oct. 20, 

1863, and was educated at DePauw University. He enter- 
ed the M. E. church of the Rock River Conference in 1888. 
His children are, Evitt Darrell, Philip Kenneth, Gains 
Hedford and Luther Garner. 

Their other two sons are Francis Oliver, born Dec. 20, 

1864, and is instructor in the Normal Training High School 
at Indianapolis, Jnd., and Carlos Briggs, born Dec. 18, 
1868, and is a salesman. 

William Darrell resides at Oakland, 111, He was a 
veteran in the civil war and nine months a prisoner at 
Andersonville. His only son is Seth Evitt, born July 22, 
1861, and is sales agent for the Lon-Bell Lumber Co., 
Chicago, 111. His only son is William, who represents the 
eighth generation of Barwicks in this country. 

Benjamin F., was for many years a prominent mer- 
chant at Greencastle, Ind., where his only daughter was 
educated in the DePauw University, and is married to 
Mr. Wright, residing at 123 E. Franklin street. Their only 
daughter, Mabelle, represents the eighth generation. 

Anna married Alex. Harris and deceased 30 years ago 
at Mattoon, 111. Mrs. Horace Coley of Oakland, 111., is 
her only daughter who has one daughter, Beulah. 

James was a veteran in the Civil War and was killed 
at Bean Station, Tenn. Elijah and Martin deceased in 

10. James Madison, 
was born Nov. 9, 1817, and resided at Shelbyville, Ind., 
where he deceased in 1888. His only daughter, Mary 
Torrey, is the wife of G. W. Kennedy of the same place. 




11. Rev. Joseph S. Barwick. 

I^ev. J. S. narvvick. D. D., 
was born in Maryland. Sept. 
22. 1815, and fell asleep in 
Jesus at his home in Lin- 
neiis, III., Oct. 5, 1890, aged 
75 years and 13 days. 

He graduated from what 
is now DePauw University 
when he was a young man. 
and from which institution he 
received the degree of Doctor 
of Divinity later in life. He 
REV. J. S. BARWICK. joined the Indiana Confer- 

ence of the M. E. church in 1S37, and filled many re- 
sponsible positions in the pastorate, among them Evans- 
ville and Indianapolis. In the fall of 1850 he removed to 
Jacksonville, 111., to accept the Professorship of LiUin in 
the Illinois Conference Female College. He continued to 
teach until the war of '61, when he entered the service as 
chaplain of the 85th Regt. 111. Infty., in which he served 
until the end of the war. He was then transferred to the 
Missouri Conference, teaching and preaching, part of the 
time as presiding elder, a part of his time as pastor. 

In 1886 he took charge of Linneus circuit, and for 
three years he went in and out before us, the loving and 
lovely and beloved pastor of his own church and the 
devoted friend of all the churches. 

Mr. Barwick was married three times — to his last 
wife. Miss E. S. Treadway, he was married in 1.S78. Like 
Zachariah and Elizabeth they have walked together in all 
the ordinances of the Lord's House blameless. 


James S. Barwick, a grandson of Elijah and son of 
Philip Dickerson B., was born in Shelbyville, Ind., Nov. 
18, 1845, and now resides at Lincoln, Neb. At the age 
of 16 he entered Co. C, 3rd 111. Cavalry, and Served four 
ysars; was in thirtsen hard fought battle; and twice 

Oct. 17, 1867, he married Sarah M. Means, and they are 
the parents of Mrs. Mollie Roberts of Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. 
Rev. Walter Bilbey, Sunflower, Mo.; W. F. and L. H. 
Barwick of Lincoln, Neb. His grandchildren are Gene- 
vieva and Walter Roberts; Leonard and Philip Bilbey and 
Louise Barwick. The eighth generation. He is manager 
of Paragon Granite and Marble monumental work. 

3. Nimrod Barwick. 

A son of Joshua and brother of Nathan and Elijah 
resided in Caroline Co., Md. He married Nancy Webb, 
Sept. 28, 1815. His son, William A., was born in Caroline 
Co., Md., in 1829. He married Rebecca Seward, and de- 
ceased May 11, 1881, and his wife in March, 1902. William 
A. was the father of Frank and L. Howard, who reside 
at S^ndersville, Md. 

Frank married Mollie Reynolds and their children 
are Seward, Maggie and William. 

L. Howard married Alta Seward, and to them were 
born Rebecca and Henry. 

No information could be secured of White B., who 
was a son of Nimrod. Thus ends one and the only com- 
plete branch from 1664 to 1907, or 243 years. May the 
blood lines of this common, worthy stock continue in the 
same moral and spiritual character and continue to grace 
the good blood q:ialities and deeds of the Barwicks for 
longer than eight generations hence. ■ 




EDWARD BARWICK. Sr. (Continued.) 





Were sons of Edward and grandsons of John Bar- 
wick, Sr., of 1664. The writer must say for the many 
efforts put forth to secure connecting information up to 
the present the least and most disappointing were the re- 

The North Carolina Census Report of Population of 
1790, shows as follows: 

Name of Head Male 16 yrs, Male IC vr*. Females 

of Family And Over And L'nder Marrii-l 

New Hanover DrucillaB'rwk 
I White 
Johnston j John " 

Dobbs ' Margaret " 


The Barwicks of New Hanover County will be first ex- 
plained. Drucilla was the widow of William Barwick, and 
their children were James, White, Elizabeth and Nancy. 
As the chart shows, in the year 1790, White was married, 
and the father of one son under 16 years, and two daugh- 
ters married. A number of efforts were made to secure 
the names of his children, but the efforts were to no sue- 


cess. Neither could any information be secured of the 
family in after years. What should have been easily se- 
cured proved the most difficult and leaves a complete 
missing link with the Barwick of the state of present date. 
The will of William B. is here given in full: 

"In the name of God, Amen, I, WMlliam Barwick of New 
Hanover county, in the State of North Carolina, Planter, 
being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make 
and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and 
form following, viz: First, I will that my just dehts 
shall be paid, .after which I give and bequeath my person- 
al estate in manner and form following: 

"I give to my dearly beloved wife, Drucilla Barwick, the 
plantation which I now possess, known by the name of 
the Brick House Plantation, opposite Rich Inlet, with the 
lands and properties thereunto belonging to her during 
her natural life, and after her decease, the same land and 
properties to be the right of my two sons, viz: James and 
White, to be equally divided between them by three free 
holders of said county, which they shall see fit to 
choose, and in case either of them should be disposed to 
sell his part, the other shall have it on paying him £60 
current money of staid state, in twelve months after the 
said contract or othei-^ise as they can agree; which land 
I will to them and their heirs lawfully begotten; and in 
case that either of them should die without heir, the 
other to possess the whole lands as above, on paying his 
two sisters each £20, namely, Elizabeth and Nancy, being 
current money of said state; and in case both my sons die 
without heirs, the lands and properties to be equally di- 
vided between my two daughters to them and their heirs 

"I also give to my dearly beloved wife, two milch 
cows, one featherbed and furniture belonging to it. I also 


leave to my wife one and ten: pounds of pewter and 
one large iron pot, one chest, one tea kettle, one spice 
mortaT, and one pair of hand mill stones. 

"I give to my dearly beloved daughter, Elizabi'lh, one 
3-year-old heifer and her increase, and one year old steer, 
one featherbed and 10 pounds of pewter. 

"I give to my dearly beloved daughter, Nancy, two 
heifers and their increase, one featherbed and 10 pounds 
of pewter. 

"I give to my dearly beloved son, James, one cow and 
steer and feathers to make a good bed. 

"I give to my dearly beloved son, White, two steers, 
one three years old and one four years, one iron pot and 
hooks, one dictionary, thee breeding sows .and 10 pounds 
of pewter. 

"I also leave to my dear wife, two breeding sows, 
one pair of steelyards and one large bible; to James, one 
iron pot and hooks and two breeding sow^s. 

"I will that all the rest of my personal estate be 
equally divided by three freeholders of said state between 
my dearly beloved wife and four children, revoking all 
will or wills. 

"In testimony whereof, I, the said William Barwick, 
has hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 15th 
day of June, 177S. 


NOTE — The writer firmly believes that the court 
records of New Hanover Co., N. C, contain information 
that will connect James and White B. in direct family lines 
with the Barwicks of the state at present. Their 
inheriting the land there is somewhere upon record and the 
time and way of disiposing of said land. 



By the census repo:t of North Carolina for 1790, John 
Barwick was tbe father of one son over sixteen years, 
three sons under sixteen years, and one daughter married. 
Every effort was made to secure court record information 
of Johnston county, wherein he resided, but could secure 
nothing. The writer firmly believes such information 
is there recorded that would clear up direct family lines 
to date. The writer also failed to learn the names of his 
sons, or wife and daughter. 

He resided in Johnston county earlier than 1768, as 
the court records of Carolina county, Md., show that in 
said year he acted with power of attorney, in the settle- 
ment of his father's (Edward, Sr.) estate in Maryland. It 
is also evident at the census report of 1790 he was a very 
old man. 


Nothing can be said of Nathan. At the time of the 
census report of 1790, his widow, Margaret, resided in 
Dobbs county, now Johnston county, and was the mother 
of two sons under sixteen years and tw^o daughters mar- 

Whether or not she returned to Maryland is not 
known, but the following Will w^as probated in Caroline 
Co., Md., Wednesday, April 16, 1811. 

"To Mary Barwick and Nancy Glanden all my interest 
in a tract of land called Robottom Range, share and share 
alike, and all the residue to be equally divided between 
said daughters." 


From this wnll we may infer that her two sons had de- 
ceased and there were no male descendants left of Nathan 



In the Auditor's Office, Raleigh, X. C. in the army 
account book, one William B. Beiwick and Ed Burwick 
were enlisted in Hoggs Co., 10th Regt. X. C. Continental 

NOTE— The spelling is Ber.and Bur. To what family 
lines they belong is not known, but -he spelling no doub't 
should have been Barwick. 





This branch of the Barwicks has proven a very per- 
plexing problem, though it is evident they are not descend- 
ants of either William Barwick, who resided at Wilming- 
ton, or Nathan, whose widow, Margaret, resided in Dobbs 

Taking the census report of 1790 it then leaves 
John Barwick, 
who resided in Johnston county, as the predecessor of the 
present generations. Had there been other Barwicks then 
living in the state the Census Reports would have so 
named them. 

From letters received some give Joshua as the earl- 
iest known Barwick, while others give it as John, and the 
writer accepts John as correct. 

Joshua or John Barwick. 

Through John H. Barwick of Griffon, N. C, the follow- 
ing information was secured, the names and dates being 
obtained from an old bible in his possession. 


Joshua or John Barwick was the father of 
Isaac Barwick, 
who was born in 1789, and was the father of Willey A. 
Barwick, born May 22, 1816; Craven Tull Barwick, born in 
1833, and Henry, Jessie and Elizabeth, whose birth dates 
were not given. 

Henry was never married, Jessie left his family and 
was never again heard from, neither is anything known of 
the descendants. Of Elizabeth nothing is known. 


Brother W. A. Barwick was 
born in North Carolina, May 
22, 1816, and died in Wild- 
wood, Florida, November 2, 

He came to Florida from 

the state of his nativity when 

he was quite a young man. 

From Monticello, Jefferson 

county, where he had lived 

:he greater part of his long 

and useful life, he removed 

capt. wiiieyA. Bar>.ick. ^o Wildwood. Sumter county, 

living in that community for 23 or 24 years, loved and 

honored by both white and black. 

While we cannot say just at what time in life he 
was converted and became a member of the M. E. 
Church, South, yet from a conversation with him some 
months ago, we gathered that it was when he was a 
young man. He said that he joined the church at a 


meeting while the congregation was singing that won- 
derful hymn. 

"Come humble sinner in whose breast 
A thousand thoughts resolve." 

He was a light and help to the community in which he 
lived. "The mirror of Godliness and a pattern and exam- 
ple to all true Christians in purity of life." He lived for 
sixty years or more as an exemplary character. 

He was sound in doctrine, fearless and bold in de- 
nouncing sin and rebuking wickedness, yet charitable 
and kind. As opportunity afforded, he instructed and ex- 
horted men with tenderness. Men loved to hear him 
pray because he was a good man. 

The w^ord of God was the man of his counsel, every 
word was the truth to him, being his stay and comfort, 
"e'en down to old age." One day he told me that he felt 
that his long life was the outcome of his faith in and 
obedience to the 5th commandment, "Honor thy father and 
thy mother that thy days may he long upon the land which 
the Lord thy God giveth thee." 

Brother Barwick was a brave soldier, a true patriot, 
a noble citizen. He was a grand and heroic Confederate 
veteran, yet as a Christian philosopher he accepted the 
situation of the South's defeat and became loyal to the 
Stars and Stripes. 

Possessing a magnanimous spirit he forgave his foes 
and treated them with great respect. 

He had virtues to emulate and vices none. The 
strong character of the man was clearly delineated in his 
fine physical form and bearing. 

I saw him in the prime of his life, which was in the 
eventful years of the sixties. Brother Barwick was faithful 
never faltering in duty. He was a true and honored ser- 
vant of the church, filling its offices as steward, trustee 
and Sunday School superintendent as long as his age would 



permit. All throagh his Christian experience, like faith- 
ful Abraham of old, he was steadfast. 

His benign face and noble open countenance attract- 
ed children. It is said that when the Prince of Orange 
died that the children wept in the streets. Yea, equally 
so at the death of Grandpa Barwick, as all called him. 
Brother Barwick was truly a great man. 

It was wonderful to hear him quote scripture in the 
latter part of his illness, and even just before he became 
speechless. A few days prior to his death he received a 
glorious baptism of the Holy Spirit. Then for two days 
he sang and prayed and shouted. I never witnessed any- 
thing like it. His face shown beautifully. It seemed that 
a radiance from the cross filled the room. I could not 
keep away. What an impression it has made on all! 

As I stood and watched him drawing near his last 
moments suddenly it appeared that he was mounting up 
higher, and higher, and to me like a flash of light he 
reached a grand apex and waving his hand back to us, 
he said, "Glory, glory, glory, adieu, good-bye," and all that 
was immortal swept through the gates of pearl into the 
City of God. 

With loving and appreciative hands on the evening of 
the 3rd of November, 1905, his body was laid to rest. 


W^as a son of Capt. W^illey 
A. Barwick, and resides at 
Tampa Bay, Fla. He served 
in his father's company 
during the Civil W^ar, and is 
now engaged in the manage- 
ment of a fruit farm. It is 
not known whether there 
were others of the family 
or not. 

I. b. Barwick. 



The writer can say nothing of his life, but of his 
children they are cultured and enterprising. He was 
born in 1833, and resided in Lenair county, N. C. 

His son, John H. Barwick, is county treasurer, resid- 
ing at Kinston, N. C. Prof. A. J. Barwick is a self-edu- 
cated man and prominent in educational work as both 
teacher and Superintendent of Public Instruction. The 
other children are, Joseph, Susie, Jennie, Nancy, Maggie 
and Ada of Kinston, N. C; James H. and Albert Bar- 
wick, merchants. Granger, N. C. The writer regrets so 
limited information of this family. 


Little can be said of this Barwick. He was mar- 
ried to^ a Miss Sutton of Lenair county, N. C, and judging 
from the date of birth of his one son, he was a brother 
of Isaac Barwick, who was born in 1789, and they were 
sons of John Barwick of Johnston county, who is traced 
back to John Barwick, Sr., of 1664, through chart, page 14. 
His four sons were: 

1. Alexander W. Barwick, born about 1814, and a 
farmer; 2. Sutton Barwick, birth date not given, was 
a merchant; 3. Benjamin Barwick, Sr., a farmer; 4. 
Jackson Barwick, Sr., neither of their birth dates were 

For convenience, Sutton Barwick left no children. 
Benjamin Barwick, Sr., left two sons: George Barwick of 
Mt. Olive, N. C, whose children are H. J. Barwick and 
Albert Barwick of Mt. Olive, N. C, and Mrs. Alice Price 
of Seven Springs, N. C, and his second son, Benjamin 
Barwick, Sr., of Mt. Olive, N. C, is the father of Julius 
and Laura Barwick of Seven Springs, N. C. 

Jackson Barwick, Sr., had one son, Jackson Barwick. 
Jr., of Mt. Olive, N. C, and his son is William Barwick. 
of Mt. Olive, N. C. 



was twice married and the father of nine boys and seven 
girls. He was a large man and lived to a good old 
age. His children and descendants are: 

1. Robert Barwick. 
who is the father of William (timber dealer) and Annie 
Barwick, of Sam Pitts. S. C. 

2. Benjamin S. Barwick, Sr. 
His children, Ben S., and Wm. D. Barwick of Mt. Olive, 
N. C, and John Barwick of Smith's Creek, N. C, all 

3. Alex W. Barwick, Jr. 

Children are: Edgbert and George Barwick of South West 
Mill, N. C, are farmers; Nichols Barwick (clerk) Mott- 
ville, N. C; Curlie and Ben S. Barwick (students) Stra- 
bene, N. C, and Smith of same place. , 

4. John J. Barwick, Sr. 

Is the father of: Floyd and Warren Barwick (merchants) 
Larange, N. C; John J. Barwick, Jr., (student) New Bern, 
N. C; Woodard Barwick (farmer), and Mrs. Etter Jones 
of Strabone, N. C, and Mrs. Nora Gorden, Kinston, N. C. 

5. Elisha Barwick. 
Is the father of Wm. K. and Aben W. Barwick of Seven 
Springs, N. C; Anna Num, Wilmington, N. C, and Ad- 
della Barwick, Seven Springs. 



6. Wm. H. Barwick. 

His children are: Herbert P., (freight clerk) and Alex 

W., (clerk). Wilmington. N. 
C; Arthur A. and William 
A., (students), Walter J., 
Bonnie S., Clara F. and 
Laura A. Barwick. of Seven 
Springs, X. C. 

7. George W. Barwick. 
Is the father of Ressia (stu- 
dent), Outlaws Ridge, N. C. 

8. Joseph Barwick, 
Only daughter is May of Sev- 
en Springs, N. C. 

9. Junius Barwick. 
Has two. sons:. .lames and 

^ ^^ Walter (students). Seven 

H. K earwick. Springs, N. C. 

Other Barwicks are: John F., Dempsey, Major, Lem- 
uel, Jamais H. and Albert of Granger, N. C, and G. P. 
Barwick of New Beren, N. C. 

The writer regrets there was so limited interest tak- 
en in the above relationship. The descendants* from the 
original branch are many and should have had a clear 

Was a descendant of the North Carolina Barwicks, 
and no doubt a brother to Isaac and Joshua, 
however, one missing link prevents positive knowledge, 
but it is evident he traces direct to John Barwick, Sr., 
of 1664. He moved from North Carolina to Dyer county, 
Tenn., about 1824. He was the father of three daugh- 
ters, of whom the writer knows nothing, and one son, 
Was born in North Carolina, and at the age of 14 
moved with his father to Tennessee. In the year 1S89 


he married Eliza .1. .Johnston, and they soon homesteaded 
160 acres of land near Craborhard, Williams Co., 111. 

In the year 1862 he entered the 110th 111. Regt., Co. 
C, and was afterwards transferred to Co. D. On May 
16. 1863. at the age of 53 he deceased, while in service 
ten miles ea^t of Nashville, Tenn. He was the father 
of six boys and three daughters, as follows: 

1. Wm. D. Barwick (born in 1845) resides at Polzo, 
111. His children are: D. J., deceased; Rachel, Jares, 
Susie Shelton, Niney Taner, Thomas, Charles and Martin 
Barwick of Brownsville, Ind. Ter. 

2. James Y. Barwick, born 1845, Cartersville, 111. His 
children are, John and Lewis of Cartersville, 111, two 
daughters living and one deceased. 

3. Henry J. Barwick and his children, Walter, Sam- 
uel, Otis, Charley, and one daughter reside at Carters- 
ville, 111., and one daughter, Mrs. Taner, at Ashton, 111. 

4. Joseph Barwick was born in 1848, and deceased 
in 1894. The writer failed to secure or learn any farth- 
er information of him or children. 

5. Thomas W. Barwick was born in 1852, and resides 
at Cartersville, 111., and his children are Sylvester, Fuel, 
Partheny and Walter. 

6. Eli C. Barwick was born near Craborchard, 111., 
Aug. 13, 1853, and his present address is Alto, La. His 
children are: H. M. Barwick (Justice of the Peace and 
grocer), Success, Ark.; J. F. Barwick, J. W. Barwick, 
Corning, Ark.; E. O. Barwick and Gilbert Barwick, Suc- 
cess, Ark.; T. C. Barwick, G. W. Barwick and W. L. 
Barwick, Curentview, Mo. 

The three daughters of John M. Barwick: 7. Eliz- 
abeth and 8, Maltida, are deceased, and 9, Nancy Devan- 
port, resides at Craborchard, 111. 

The writer desires to here state that the Barwicks 
originating from the North Carolina stock are an estim- 


able people and still maintain the noble traits of their 
early Maryland predecessors. 





The above James Barwick remains unclassified. 
Through the court records he is mentioned as "James 
Barwick of Queen Anns Co., Md., as early as 1731, and 
his descendants are traceable up to 1812, but after that 
date no further information is known. He is possibly 
a descendant of Daniel Barwick of 1652. 

It is positively certain he was not .a son of John Bar- 
wick of 1664, neither a grandson. He was a land owner 
and the court records of the above county will give in- 
formation of him should any one desire such. 

Being much impressed with the spiritual tone of his 
will I here give it in full believing that in his time he 
was a good christian mian: 


"In the name of God, Amen: This 29th day of 
jjecember, 1756, I, James Barwick, Sr., of Queen Anns 
County, in the Province of Maryland, (Planter), being 
weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be 
given to God; therefore, do make and ordain this my last 
will and testament. 

"That is to say, principally, and first of all, I recom- 
mend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it. and 
my body to the earth to be buried in decent and christian 
like manner at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter 
named. . .ft. 


Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I 
shall again receive the same by power of Almighty God 
and as touching such worldly estates wherewith it hath 
pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, bequeath and 
dispose of the same in manner and form following: 

"I give and bequeath unto Mary Barwick my well be- 
loved wife my now dwelling plantation known by the 
name of Oakenthorp containing ninety-five acres of land 
to be possessed and enjoyed until my son Benjamin shall 
arrive at the age of twenty-one years. 

"I also give and bequeath unto my son, James Bar- 
wick, the land I bought of Thomas Hendsley, containing 
sixty acres and also thirty acres more which I bought of 
John Miller to him and his heirs to be possessed and 
enjoyed forever. 

"I also give to my son James one mare and my wear- 
ing apparel. 

"That my four daughters shall have all my personal 
(possibly slaves — Dr. B.) estate equally divided amongst 

"Lastly: I do appoint my wife, Mary Barwick, the 
full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament 
this 29th day of December, 1756." 

"Probated July 28, 1757. 


Seven years after the above date his wife was, or 
had been married to Geo. Heward, and they two adminis- 
tered in adjusting the personal estate. It is possible the 
above James Barwick was a descendant of Daniel Bar- 
wick. The man whom Daniel Barwick came to this coun- 
try with was granted land in Queen Anns county. 

The writer made a diligent effort to secure informa- 
tion but could find no one who proved trustworthy. It 
is evident that in many places there is information not 
yet secured which would aid in tracing up Daniel Bar- 
wick, as well as those of North Carolina and of the Darl- 
ington District of South Carolina. 






James Jump Barwick was born in Queen Anns Co.. 
Md., May 3, 1800. Owing to numerous James and Johns of 
those times, and lack of wills even previous, it is another 
family chain wherein is a missing link making it impos- 
sible to connect direct with the early Barwicks although 
there is evidence of direct relationship. 

The middle name, Jump, was the name of his moth- 
er, and on Aug. 4, 1799, Edward Barwick was married to 
Sarah Jump of Carolina County, but no information could 
be secured to make direct relationship, but it is probable 
that Edward Barwick and Sarah Jump were the parents 
of James Jump Barwick. 

He had two brothers, John and Henry, who lived 
in what was called Tuckey Ho Neck in eastern Maryland. 

At an early date he settled on the Ohio river and en- 
gaged in boat building, and on Aug. 19, 1828, was married 
to Emaline Gaines of Chillicothe, Ohio. To them were 
born the father of the writer on Dec. 30, 1830, James Ed- 
ward Barwick. 

Losing his companion by death he afterwards married 
Miss Nancy Brown and resided in Warren county, Ind. 
To them were born six children: Nicholas. Frank, John. 
Eliziabeth, Henry and Milton. 

Again, by death of his wife, he a third time was mar- 
ried to Betsy Ann Pugh to whom were born children: 
Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and Charley. 

He was religious in life and deceased in Warren coun- 
ty, Ind., in 1870. His children and descendants are as fol- 



James Edward Barwick 

Was raised in Warren county, Ind. Little can the writer 
say of his father's boyhood, or early life as he deceased 
when the writer was a boy. June 8, 1857, he united with 
the M. E. Church at Shelbyville, 111., and later placed his 
membership with the M. E. Church of Sandusky, Iowa. 

He was a mechanic by trade, of good habits, well re- 
spected, of fair ability, of good appearance and was 
qualified to fill places of trust. He had a strong inclina- 
tion to the medical profession, having studied medicine 
to some extent, but at the above place began preaching in 
the Methodist Church and was for some years a local M. 
E. minister. 

At the above place he was married to Miss Rebecca 
Hixson of Preble county, Ohio. To them were born Mary, 
Willie and Edward, who deceased in childhood, and James 
Frank, Dr. Samuel Omar, and Rev. Henry Milton Bar- 
wick, who still live. 

Was born in 
Gratis, P. O., 

James Frank Barwick 

Iowa, March 26, 1861, 

but raised near 

Preble Co. 

James Frank Barwick. 

Ohio. From boyhood to his 
nineteenth year he was a 
farm hand when he then en- 
tered school and was for 
several years engaged in at- 
tending and teaching school. 
His present home is at 
Hockley, Texas, where he is 
engaged in general merchan- 
dise. He is married but has 
no children. As the old story 
often is told, of his educa- 
tion and earthly goods they 
are results of personal ambi- 
tion and self-perseverance. 


Dr. Samuel Omar Barwick 

Was born in Iowa, May 9, 1863, and raised in Preble 
county, Ohio. The writer considers it imprudent to emu- 
late his own life, but will state that at the age of seven 

3'ears he was placed 

out with stmngers 
to earn his board 
and clothes, and con- 
tinued a farm hand 
until the beginning 
of his twenty-fourth 
year when he enter- 
ed the Salina Nor- 
mal University of 
Salina, Kansas, the 
spring of 1887, and 
returned to Preble 
county, Ohio, late in 
the fall of 1888. 

It was then the 
writer began the 
study of medicine 
and pharmacy and 
Dr. s. o. Barwick. after one year in 

the Ohio State Medical University of Columbus, Ohio, 
and two terms in the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, graduated June 5, 1894. 

The writer practiced medicine eighteen months at 
Brookville, Ohio, and the remaining time in Elkhart 
county, Ind. While the writer is well versed in the 
struggles of life to succeed, yet those conditions of life 



are coiumitled to the past, and the greatest desire is to 
live a useful, intellectual and christian career, and 
to enlighten and unite the scattered Barwick family as 
to lineal knowledge of a common and worthy people. 

While there may be errors and missing links in this 
work of tracing out family lines, yet all has been done 
with an honest motive and affection to and for all. 

In the fall of 1S95 the w^riter was married to Miss 
Minnie Landis of near Brookville, Ohio, to whom were 
born. Bertha Rebecca, 9, Loyd Frank 8, Samuel Omar, jr., 
deceased, John Calvin 6, Francis May 3, Wendell Philips, 
18 months, and James Edward 6 months. 


Was born in Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1872, and was raised 
in Preble county, Ohio. His early life was spent on the 
farm, and was ever studious and desirous of an education. 

At the age of 16 he began 
teaching and at the age of 19 
was elected to the ministry 
in the G-erman Baptist Breth- 
ren church. 

He is a classical graduate 
of the Mt. Morris College of 
Mt. Morris, 111., and at pres- 
ent resides at McPherson, 
Kansas. His wife was a Miss 
Edith Workman of Ohio and 
their children are John, 
Mary Martha and Paul, de- 
Rev. H. M. Barwick. ceased. 





Frank Barwick, who is nearing his seventieth year, 
resides at Martinsburg, Iowa. Although married there are 
no children. He was a soldier of the Civil War and was 
four times wounded. He is a noble christian man. 

Henry Barwick resides at Memphis, Mo. He was binn 
in 1845 and was married to Miss Laura E. Amerman of 
West Lebanon, Ind., in 1873, to whom were born Stella 
L. and Clara Laura, who are at home, and Ira Albert 
Barwick, who is engaged in the livery business at Ray, 
North Dakota. Henry B. was a soldier of the Civil War. 

Milton Barwick was born in 1849, and resides at 
Martinsburg, Iowa. He is engaged in farming and the 
father of Minta and Libbie G. Barwick. 

Nicholas Barwick was born in 1837, and married Dru- 
sella Siddens of Marshfield, Ind., in 1861, to whom were 
born Elizabeth, who is married to R. Jeffris of Barwick, 
Ind. Ter., and are the parents of eight children; James 
Henry Barwick, born 1864, and resides in Panca City, 
Okla., he is the father of five living children whose names 
were not given; Frank Barwick resides at Judyville. Ind.. 
and is the father of Lucy D., Mattie, Agnes and Raymond 
A. Barwick; William L. Barwick was born in 1872 and 
resides at Morocco, Ind. He was married to Leotia L. 
Marley in 1899, and their children are Brenda Orlena, Le- 
roy Flemin and Delbert Alexandria; Charles S. Barwick 
resides at Martinsburg, Iowa. His wife was Lillie Pearl 
Curtis, and their children are, Benjamin F., Adda A., and 
Sherman Everet; Anna was born in 1868 but no account 
of her was obtained, and Rebecca, born in 1870. deceased 
in childhood; Nicholas Barwick deceased in 1877 and his 
wife the preceding year. 


No account of the children of the third marriage could 
be secured. This ends the descendants of James Jump 







Every effort was made to secure information which 
would connect the above William Barwick with the Bar- 
wicks of Maryland, but the effort was a failure. 

The writer possesses a copy of "The South Carolina 
Marriage Report" from 1732 to 1801, but finds no mention 
of any Barwicks being married during that time. How- 
ever, there was on John Berwick and a Beswicke re- 

From a close study of names and the characteristics 
of his descendants there are strong lineal resemblances of 
those of Maryland, and possibly he was a son of either 
James or Solomon Barwick, which see in chart, page 14. 

The earliest account of William Barwick and his wife 
Elizabeth, was secured from the court records at Darling- 
ton, S. C. On July 3, 1786, he was granted 640 acres of 
land and at a later date 240 acres more. August 25, 1807, 
he deeded 240 acres to his son, Nathan, and in other 
land transfers others of his sons were mentioned, viz: 
Benjamin, John and James, and in the year 1820 his son 
Noel administered on the estate of William Barwick and 
his wife, Elizabeth. 


The above is all that is known of William B. and his 
wife, saving his children, which were in number, fifteen, 
and the descendants are to this day a most commendable 
people who numiber more than a few. 


The following letter of much interesting information 
was furnished the writer by Mrs. Martha Robbins of Bass- 
field, Miss., who is a daughter of Noel Barwick, and a 
granddaughter of William B., who resided in Darlington 
District, S. C. The letter was written in 1846, and is of 
the old form of folding. It was written by Benjamin to 
Noel Barwick of Williamsburg, Miss.: 

Georgia, Washington Co., Sept. 1st, 1846." 

"Dear Bro. and Sister: — Once more through the 
mercy of an Allwise Providence in lengthening out the 
thread of my life for sixty-three years almost, I sit down 
to write to you to inform you of the health of my family. 

"I have been very sick for several weeks but am get- 
ting up again. My wife and my son, William B. Barwick, 
are well. I am nothing of very great importance at this 

"There are better crops in this county than I have 
ever known since I have been in Georgia or Washington 
county. I live within one quarter of a mile of Sanders- 
ville. I want to see you or hear from you by letter or 
otherwise. All our family connections are well as far 
as I know. 

Sister Rhoda went to Florida last winter two years 
ago, and the next September she died in Hope of Eternal 
Rest where trouble is all over. Our brother Samuel died 
last February in Alabama. 

"I now send you all the. ages of our brothers and 

1. Nathan, born Aug. 3, 1782. 

2. Benjamin, about 1783. 


3. Jame^, born Jan. 23, 1784. 

}. Rhoda, born Nov. 23, 1785. 

:.. Rebecca, born Oct. 16, 1787. 

c. Elizabeth, born Sept. 11, 1789. 

7. .John, born .June 8, 1791. 

s. Sarah, born Dec. 5, 1792. 

9. William, .Jr., born Aug. 30, 1795. 

10. Stephen, born Feb. 12, 1797. 

11. Xoel, born Nov. 30, 1798. 

12. Winna, born April 20, 1800. 

13. Samuel, born July 22, 1802. 

14. Eli, born Nov. 27, 1804. 
1.5. Redden, born Oct. 31, 1806. 

"Sister Winna has been dead about two years; Nathan 
lives about forty-four miles from me in Emanuel county; 
brothers William and John live at the same place (Wash- 
ington county) when you were here and all doing well. 

"Danney Whiddon and family are well and wishes 
his best respects sent to your family. I understand that 
Sarah lives in Kentucky. Clay Truhill lives about nineteen 
miles above Columbus and are doing very well. She 
writes me they have two negroes and money to buy two 

"James daughter lives close to Nathan. She married 
a man by the name of Moses Hutcheson. 

"Brother, I should be glad if I were living close 
by you. There are only three in family, my&elf, wife and 
little boy by the name of Wm. B. Barwick. He is twelve 
years old. My wife's name before we married was 
Phoebe Curry. 

"Dear brother, I want you to try to come and see me 
if you can. Write to me the first and every opportunity. 
I do want to see you very much. Give my best respects 
to your wife and all the children. Dear brother, excuse 
my letter, as I write with trembling hand — just getting 


out of my sickness of the fever — and so conclude, I feel 
I am your loving brother till death." 

Benjamin Bar wick" 
"Xoel Barwick." 

The above is valuable for information, and impress- 
ive for the tender brotherly affection manifested. Not in 
every Barwick, but the greater number by far are of a 
spiritual mind and devoted to their Creator for blessings 


No information more than contained in the above 
letttr is known of Rhoda, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Saiah, 
Stephen, Winna and Eli. 

The remaining eight brothers whose descendants are 
known are as follows: 

1. Nathan, Sr. 2. Benjamin. 3. James. 4. 

John. 5. Noel. 6. Samuel. 7. Readen. 8. Wil- 
liam, Jr. 

1. Nathan Barwick, Sr. 
He early settled in Emmanual county, Georgia, but no in- 
formation was secured of his natural life, but of his 
many descendants they are a commendable people who 
are among the best common and enterprising citizens of 
the South. 

He was married to Elizabeth Whiting, to whom were 
born nine children and eighty-three grandchildren, as 

1. Lott. 2. Polly. 3. Nathan, Jr. 4. Eliza- 
beth. 5. White. 6. Susan. 7 Curtis 8 Leasy. 
9. Eliza. 

1. Lott Barwick. 
Was born in Emmanuel county, Georgia. He represented 
his county in the legislature, and was for a number of 
years Probate Judge. He was a man of good judgment 



and motives. He \v;.s married to Elizabeth Roundtree 
and their children art : 

1. Nancy Ann Cowart, daughter of Lott B., resides at 
Summit. Georgia. Her children are: Mary Jane Oglesby 
and Madison Cowart, Garfield, Ga.; Nannie Bishop, Sum- 
mertown, Ga.; Lott Cowart and Zenna Burroughs, Summit, 
Ga.; and Vannah Coely, Statesboro, Ga.; Elizabeth, 
George and Lee are deceased. 

2. George I. Barwick, son of Lott B., born April 1, 
1843, and married Jane Rountree Nov. 16, 1865. He was 
an estimable man who represented his county (Emmanual) 
in the legislature, and deceased Dec. 19, 1890. 

His children are Elder Robert H. Barwick, of Pavo, 
Georgia, was born in Emmanuel county, September 
20, 1866. In June of 1887, he married Mollie Davis, and 
was baptized into the Primitive Baptist Church of the 

same year, and ordained to 
the ministry Dec. 1, 1891. He 
is puhlisher of "The Pilgrim's 
Banner," a monthly magazine 
devoted to the religious 
truths and moral culture of 
the Primitive Baptist Church. 
His children are: Luther, 
Felix, Eva, Alta, Robbie, Ira 
and Frank. 

Mary was born Aug. 20, 
1870, and is the wife of G. 
W. Durden, and resides at 
Eld. R. H. Barwick. Greymont, Ga. Their chil- 

dren are: Dade, Mary, Lena, Jane, Dora, Carl, Billie and 


Annie E., was born Nov. 28, 1S72. Her first husband 
was Dr. J. R. Rountree. He deceased leaving three chil- 
dren, Roy, Vera and Zelma. With her present husband, 
Dr. C. R. Riner, they live at Summit, Georgia, and have 
one son, C. R. Riner. 

Dora L., was born May 16, 1876, and is married to 
Sidney Parish of Statesborough, Georgia. Their children 
are: George and Lucile. 

George Clayton, born Nov. 12, 1878, and Aug. 11, 1904, 
married Sadie Thomas. He is a salesman and resides 
at Augusta, Ga. 

Aden Ashbury, born Oct. 17, 1871. His wife was 
Jane Adams and their son is George. He is a merchant 
residing at Moultrie, Ga. 

Samuel, deceased, was born Jan. 14, 1887. The widow 
of George I. Barwick resides at Summit, Ga. 

3. Elizabeth, daughter of Lott B., first married J. R. 
Williamson, he deceased and she married a Mr. Slayton 
and now resides at Summit, Ga. By her first marriage 
there were five children who are all deceased but Emma 
the wife of Mr. B. Gray of Thrift, Ga. 

Missouri, daughter of Lott B., was three times mar- 
ried. Her last marriage was to C. L. Lawrence, who now 
lives at Swainsboro, Ga. No children. 

5. Lee L., son of Lott B., was born Feb. 21, 1848, and 
deceased May, 1900. He was first married to Missouri 
Overstreet. She deceased, he then married Ella Hill. 
He deceased and his widow lives at Garfield, Ga. His 
children are: W. P. Barwick, Jacksonville, Fla.; J. M. 
Barwick, Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. Julius Edenfield, Netter, 
Ga.; Mrs. J. W. Procter, Garfield, Ga.; and Miss Lorain 
Barwick, Garfield, Ga. 

6. Catherine, daughter of Lott B., was married to 
Mr. Bishop. He deceased and his widow lives at Swains- 
boro, Ga. Their children are: Lawrence, James, Linsey. 
Mrs. Bessie, Mr;. Bonnie Pierce of Summeitown. Ga.. 


and Manning and Mrs. Lucius Rainer of Swainsboro, Ga. 

7. James M., son of Lott B., was twice married and 
resided at Miram, Ga. He is father of three children, 
names unknown. 

8. Rounthee, son of Lott B., married Mollie Woods, 
he deceased without children. His widow lives at Sum- 
mit. Ga. 

9. Lucius P., son of Lott B., married Elizabeth Tatley 
and resides at Miram, Ga. He is the father of seven 
children whose names are unknown. 

10. Mrs. Wood Rountree, tenth and only child by sec- 
ond marriage, lives at Summit, Ga. Children unknown. 

2. Polly; 4, Elizabeth, and 6, Susan, were daughters 
of Nathan Barwick, Sr., and were each married to a Mr. 
Druden. Polly was the mother of two boys and nine girls; 
Elizabeth the mother of seven boys and four girls, and 
Susan the mother of seven boys and four girls, or in all, 
thirty-four children, sixteen boys and eighteen girls. To 
trace each out to the present generation the number is 
too numerous for a limited work like this. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Druden lives at Xorristown, Ga., where 
a number of her children and grandchildren reside. She 
is a most commendable woman in her eighty-eighth year. 
She has been a widow forty-three years. Her children 
are all living, and are in age from 45 years up to 70 
years. The writer secured much information of the Bar 
wicks through her. 

3. Nathan Barwick, Jr. 
Was a son of Nathan B., Sr., and was married to Jane 
Tapley, to whom were born one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie 
Pope, Lumber City, Ga. 

5. William Whitten Barwick. 
Was a son of Nathan B., Sr. He was the father of four- 
teen children as follows: 1. Mrs. Winford Harrell of 
Odomville, Ga., and her two sons are Robert L. and Cleve- 


2. Mrs. Jane Pope of Scott, Ga., and her children 

are: Elton, Hershel, Arthur, John, Effie and Lela Hutch- 
inson of Adrin, Ga. 3. Anna Foskey of Odomvi'le, Ga.. 
and her children are: Curtis, Aaron, William, Scott and 
Amelia Stewart of Scott, Ga. 4. Lizzie Pope of Lumber 
City, Ga., and her children are: William, Lawson, Rich- 
-ard. 5. Nathan T. Barwick of Garid, Ga., and 6. William 
W. Barwick of Ohoopee, Ga. Their children were not 
reported separately and are given as follows: Miss Min 
nie and Nettie Barwick of 2141 Drayton street. Savannah. 
Ga.; Willie Barwick, Garid, Ga.; Mrs. Laura Drake. 
Ohoopee, Ga. Miss Minnie Barwick, unknown; Otto Ylar- 
;Wick, Scott, Ga., and Lee Barwick, Odomville, Ga. 7. 
Lecyaim Jones, deceased. Her children are: Martha 
Watts, Norristown, Ga.; Laura Bontley, Brewton, Ga.; 
William and Oscar Jones of Alley, Ga. 8. Serean Johns, 
deceased. One daughter, Lillie Harrell, O'Brine, Fla. 9. 
Martha Tapley, deceased, children are: Ollis, Mollie and 
Alsia of Helena, Ga. 10. Delphia Smith, deceased, chil- 
dren are: Modie and Pollett of Eneris, Ga., and Bertha 
Davis of Morrid, Ga. 11. Larve. 12. Lott. 13. Rich- 
ard, and 14, Wm. W., all deceased when single. 




Curtis M. Barwick. 

Was a son of Nathan, Sr 
His children are: Dr. G. 
M. Barwick, a prominent phy- 
sician and surgeon of Lo- 
thair, Ga. Also of same 
address, Nathan and Lott; 
Ira Barwick of Raiklidge. 
Ga.; Mrs. Marie Jones Hel 
ler, and Mrs. Susan Moosiby 
of Saperton, Ga. 

8. Leasey Barwick. 
Was a daughter of Nathan 
B., Sr., and was married to 
Dr. 0. M. Barwick. Warren Ricks, to whom were 

born three sons and four daughters. No information. 

9. Eliza. 

Was a daughter of Nathan B., Sr., and was married to 
Solomon Youman, to whom were born ten boys and two 
girls. The living are: John E., of Swainsboro, Ga.; Nath- 
an R., of Stillman, Ga.; S. H., Thos. N., Geo. F., and 
L M. Youman of Nunez, Ga., and Lawson of Cievena, Ga. 


Was a son of Wm. and Elizabeth Barwick of Darling- 
ton District, S. C. In his letter on page 57 where he gives 
the names and birth of each brother and sister he did not 
give his age, but from his age given in letter at the time 
of writing he was next in birth after Nathan, and born 
about 1783. 

He lived and deceased in Washington county, Georgia, 
in 1858. He was a member of the M. E. Church, and the 


father of six children. He was twice married but to whom 
is not known. His children are: 

1. William B., (half brother) ; 2, Jessie Andrew Jack- 
son B.; a, Abel J. B.; 4, Mrs. Mary Brooks; 5, Mrs. Martha 
Cox; 6, Mrs. Betsy Brooks. 

1. William B. Barwick resided near Sandersville. Ga., 
where also are his six children: H. T., Z. H., \V. E., MiiS 
M. I., M. A. and M. E Barwick 

2. Jessie Andrew Jackson Barwick resided in Wash- 
ington county, Ga. He was a member of the M. E. Church 
and the father of Dr. J. B. Barwick of Blythe, Ga., who is 
now in his fifty-seventh year, and the father of Mrs. C. 
E. Hardie of Dublin, Ga., and Mrs. J. W. Hardy of Au- 
gusta, Ga. 

James G. Barwick, of Blythe, Ga., who is in his 
fifty-seventh year and the father of Jackson Barwick of 
Macon, Ga.; Milton (law student); Bessie Lee (teacher); 
Mary L. (teacher); James Ray Barwick, (student). 

3. Abel J., left no children, and of (4) Mary and (.")) 
Martha there was no information secured of their des- 

Dr. Barwick and family are members of the mission- 
ary Baptists, and James G. Barwick and family of the M. 
E. Church. 


Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick of Darl- 
ington District, S. C. He moved to Mississippi at an 
early date and was the father of 

1. Henry Kennedy Barwick, Sr. 

who was born in 1814, and moved to Mississippi in 1851. 
His first marriage was to Jane Thompson, to whom were 
born Mrs. V. E. Turner, Shrock, Miss.; Mrs. Daniel Oca in, 
Camden, Miss.; Mrs. Charles Ocain, Maine, Miss.; and 
William Barwick, deceased. 


His second marriage was to Mary Martin and their 
children are: Mrs. D. D. Simmons, Camden, Miss.; Mrs. 
Nettie McDaniel and Mrs. E. L. Hearst, Shrock, Miss.; 
Mrs. V. -M. .McDonald, Union, Miss; R. J. E. Barwick, 
Glen Allan. Miss. He is interested in railway enterprises 
and his children are: Mary Clayton, Ruth, Eward H., 
Robert and Cecil. 

Henry K. Barwick, Jr., Grenada, Miss. He is a mer- 
chant and his children are: Minnie Lee, Henry K. and 
E. Clifton. 

C. E. Barwick, Estill, Miss. He is a merchant and his 
children are Dora C, Mary D. and Eugene. 

2. William Barwick 

was born in 1807, and his son, Henry F. Barwick, who 
was born in Emmanuel county, Ga., in 1846, resides at 
Lake City, Fla. Nothing more could be learned of this 


3. Edward Barwick. 

The writer made every effort to secure information 
of this family but failed. It is known there is a large 
relationship and the only address knowm is that of Ida 
Slator of Leland, Miss., who declined to aid the writer 
with names and addresses. 

4. James Wilson Barwick 
resided near Charleston, S. C, and was the father of 
Elsey Ann, who deceased at the age of eight years and 
Henry, who was kidnapped at the age of three years. 

His son, E. M. Barwick, resides in Charleston, S. C, 
and is the father of Frederick M., who deceased in infancy 
and Oscar C, who deceased in the Philippine Islands; 
Edward S. and Ida May, deceased, and James William, 
Sr., whose four living children are: James Wilson, Jr., 
Elizabeth, Nelson and Albert of 22 Telfair street, Augusta, 
Ga. Also Henry Arthur Barwick, whose children are: 
Dora, Henrietta, Fred W., Harman, Edward and Henry 
who reside at Youngs Island, S. C. 


William J. Barwick, a son of James William Barwick^ 
can not be classified for lack of information. His son, 
Walter Barwick, resides at Montgomery, Ala., and (daugh- 
ter) Luesia Barwick, Sumpter, S. C. 

5. Robert Barwick. 

Nothing could be learned of this son, but it is be- 
lieved his family resided in South Carolina. There were 
also two daughters; 6 Mary, and 7 Carolina, of whom 
nothing is known. 

The writer much regrets his inability to trace out in 
full all the descendants of (3) James Barwick, Sr., as the 
branch has been and is to this day, a productive one. 

Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick of 
Darlington District, South Carolina. He was a most es- 
timable man and stood high in council and doctrine of the 
Primitive Baptist Church. He resided in Washington Co., 
Georgia, and was twice married. His first wife was Miss 
Register to whom were born: 

1. Jessie Barwick and (2) William Bluford Barwick. 
His second marriage was to Susannah Whitelove, Feb. 18, 
1819, and their children were: 3, Elizabeth; 4, Nathan, 5, 
WMnna; 6, Stancil; 7, Susannah; 8, John, Jr.; 9, Safford; 
10, Carolina; 11, Martha; 12, Mary. 

1. Jessie Barwick was born in 1813 and deceased in 
Thomas county, Ga , in 1857, leaving five sons and two 
daughters as follows: Henry Barwick of Ochlocknee, 
Ga.; John, William, Nathan and Susie are deceased while 
Benjamin and Martha'ss addresses are unknown. No infor- 
mation. of the family could be secured although Henry 
Barwick of Ochlocknee, Ga., should know. 

2. William Bluford Barwick was the father of four 
sons who are: 

John Hopkins Barwick of the firm of J. H. Barwick & 
Sons, merchants and planters of Pine Park, Ga. He is 


60 years of age and is the father of: 1, Walter, deceased; 
2, Charles S., of Thomasville, Ga., who is the father of 
Eugeiio. James H., Albert. William J. and (Charlie, de- 
ceased); :J, James Vf., of Jacksonville, Fla., (real estate), 
whose children are: Jackson V., Mary M., and (Marion^ 
L.. deceased); 4, Luther L., of Pine Park, Ga., and his 
children are: Louise, Luther, Lillian and Lamon; 5, Mrs. 
Minnie S. Chastain, Pine Park, Ga., and the mother of 
Stnnton. Myrtia. Maxie, Ruth and Robert L.; 6, John L., 
of Bai\v;ck, Ga.. and his one son is Andrew; 7, Mrs. Ger- 
trude W. Moore, Pine Park, Ga., whose children are: 
Charlie and Louise; 8, Harris D., Climax, Ga., unmarried; 
9, Marcus E., Pine Park, Ga.,- and one child Alton; Living- 
ston, and 10, Delia, of Pine Park, Ga., unmarried. 

Jasper Barwick deceased October, 1906, at the age of 
58 years. Address not given. His children are (ten) as 
follows: John H., whose children are: Jay, Lee, Rose- 
dale, Rubert and Freddie; William Barwick, whose chil- 
dren are: Everett and Odus; J. Franklin Barwick, chil- 
dren are: Elizabeth, Jessie, Allen, Beatrice and infant; 
Nathan Barwick and son Walter, Gertrude and her chil- 
dren are Bertha, Eva and Josephine; Maggie, whose chil- 
dren are: Elmer and Jason; Lemuel Barwick, his chil- 
dren are: Obray and Annie and Nina and Arthur, unmar- 
ried, and Benjamin, deceased. 

Thomas Jess Barwick, of Ochlocknee, Ga. He is 56 
years of age and engaged in blacksmithing and general 
repairing. His children are six, as follows: Mrs. Nettie F. 
Husst of Ochlocknee, Ga., whose children are: Sallie, Rier- 
gal, Ethel and Willie; George Barwick and children, Eddie, 
Mary, Pearl, Oley and Ira; Hardy Barwick and children, 
Thomas, Vianer, Minnie and James; William Barwick and 
children, Mamie, Hurbert, Fred and Ardry; Mrs. Bettie 
and children, Lizzie, Alice, Jersey, Aultman, Beatrice and 
baby; Mrs. Mollie and children, Earl, Russell, Robert, An- 


nine and Vaney Mary. The address to the above families 
were not secured. 

Of the three sons of William Bluford Barwick they 
were the fathers of 27 children and 69 grandchildren. 

3. Elizabeth Barwick, the first child of second mar- 
riage of (4) John Barwick, was born in 1820, and was 
married to James B. Kelley, to whom were born fourteen 
children. Those living are: Mrs. George Kelley, Watkins- 
ville, Ga.; Millard Kelley, Solomon Kelly, Mrs. C. I. Dug- 
an, Mrs. J. G. Whiddan, Mrs. Minnie Sheppard, Mrs. Jane 
Johnson, all of Sandersville, Ga., and E. M. Kelley, Athens, 

4. Nathan Barwick was born in 1822, and deceased 
in 1874. He was married to Sarah Ann Elizabeth Shep- 
pard and their children are: Mrs. J. M. Sumerfoid of 
Leslie, Ga., and the writer is not certain whether Mrs. 
Mary Adams of Wrightsville, Ga., is their daughter or not. 

5. Winna Barwick was born in 1824, and was married 
to James Bailey in 1840, whose children are: James W.. 
Ezekiel, Berrien, Elizabeth, Mary and Amanda are de- 
ceased. Those living are: George T., of Nichols, Ga.; 
Asa M., Valdosta, Ga.; Charles L., Hawkinsville, Ga.; Dav- 
id A., Hawkinsville, Ga., and Noble J., of Daniels, Ga. 

6. Stancil Barwick was born in 1826 and was three 
times married. The two children by first marriage were 
Mrs. Callie Council of Americus, Ga., and Mrs. Ruth Ans- 
ley of Desota, Ga., both deceased. 

Of the second marriage, Nancy Allen was born in 1847 
and deceased in 1865; Martha C. Council, born 1850, and re- 
sides at Americus, Ga.; Laura E., born in 1855; Sarah A.. 
born in 1858; Ruth A., born in 1859, and Jefferson Davis 
born in 1861, and deceased in 1862. Their descendants 
are unknown. 

Children of the third marriage to Emma Blackshire, 
March 20, 1873, are: Anna Law, born in 187:] : John Addi- 



son of At.lanla. Ga., born in 1874; Joieph Ward of Thomas, 
Ga.. born in 1876; Mary Emnua, born in 1878; Thomas E., 
born ' 1 ISSO; Clara Elizabeth, born in 1883; William Stan- 
cil. born in 1SS4. and Howell Cobb, born in 1887, all of 
Athens. Ga., and Henry G., born in 18S9, and deceased in 

7. Susannah Barwick was born in 1828, and was mar- 
ried to a Mr. May. She deceased, but no other informa- 
tion is known. 

8. John J. Barwick was born in 1831. His wufe was 
Elizabeth Oden. He deceased in 1879. No other informa- 
tion secured. 

9. Safford Barwick was born in 1834; married Pinnil 
Dugan and deceased in 1899, leaving tw^o children, Arthur 
and Susie Barwick of Watkinsville, Ga. 

10. Mary Barwick was born in 1836, and was married 
to T. Turlington of Dublin, Ga. Their children are: Mrs. 
Mary S. Wood, Mrs. Cora M. Aman, W. T., H. E., Sallie M., 
He.v^'ood, Flora S. and H. O. Turlington, all of Dublin, 

11. Carolina was born in 1838. Deceased in 1848. 

12. Martha was born in 1843 and w^as married to Riley 
She])i)ard, but no further information. 

Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick of Darl- 
ington District, S. C. He was born in 1799, and in 1820-21 
administered on his father's and mother's estate. Early in 
life he moved to Ranking county. Miss., and deceased there 
in 1X72. His children are as follows: 

1. Mrs. Martha Robins of Bassfield, Mass., who is the 
mother of eight children. Names and addresses not given. 

2. Margret, to whom married and P. O. not given. 
Mother of two children, names not given. 

Mrs. Susan Worthey of Forreston, Texas. She is the 
mother of Noel Worthey of Byron, Ellis county, Texas, 


James Worthy, Rankin, Texas; Ira Worthy, Forreston. 
Texas; Mrs. Anna Southard, Forreston, Texas, Mrs. Minnie 
Rose, Ennis, Texas and Mrs. Tana Maudlin of Blooinin- 
grave, Texas. 

3. Catherine. No information secured. 

4. Mrs. Eugene Worthy, Costa Sulphur Si)rings. La. 
No further information. 

5. Capt. James A. Barwick, Sr., was born in l.S:i4 and 
deceased in 1904. He was captain of the 36th Mississippi. 
His children are: James A. Barwick, Jr., of Hallowdale, 
Miss.; Alfred H. and E. Barwick (merchant) of Braxton, 
Miss.; Mrs. Anna C. McRaney of Collins, Miss., and Mary 
C. Barwick of McHenry, Miss. 

6. William C. Barwick, Sr., was raised and educated 
in Mississippi, and his first wife was Susan Hathorn. He 
deceased in 1892. The children by first marriage are: 

1. John Noel Barwick of Natchez, Miss. His wife 
was Anna Sharp and their only danghter is Mrs. Wm. Cox; 
2. Samuel M. Barwick, (deceased) was married to Fan- 
nie Parkman, and their children are: Mertis W., Orphie 
E., Aimer, Samuel- and Emmitt of Ba&sfield, Miss., and 
William C. Jr., deceased at age of 28 unmarried; 3. Mrs. 
A. L. Strahan's children are eight, and names unknown bur 
Ethel Strahan of Estabuchie, Miss.; 4. James H. Barwick 
of Natchez, Miss., no children, and 5, Mrs. J. F. Williamson 
of Collins, Miss., to whom the writer gives thanks for in- 

The children of second marriage are: 6. Eugene Bar- 
wick of Miles, Texas, and the father of one son; 7. Jasper 
Elliott Barwick of Summerall, Miss., and the father of two 
boys and one girl; 8. Mrs. Mollie Buchanan, address not 
given and one daughter deceased. 

7. Mrs. Margaret J. Rogers' children are: Lillie. Char- 
lie, Buford, Eula, Huston and Archie of Mt. Olives, Coving- 
ton county. Miss. 



Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick of Darl- 
i;mton District. S. C. All is known of him is, that he had 
but one son, William, who is the father of Samuel J. Bar- 
wick of Newton. Ala., and who has one son, William 
Theodore; W. A. Warwick of Newton, Ala., who is unmar- 
ried, and one daughter, Mrs. T. C. Howell (same address) 
whose children are: Fannie, Minnie' and Allie. 

Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick, of Darl- 
ington District, S. C. Through Samuel J. Barwick of New- 
ton. Ala., it was learned that 'Reading B. lived near Echo, 
Ala., and left three daughters, although no information was 


Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick, of Darl- 
ington District, S. C. He resided in Washington county, 
Ga., and was the father of John Wesley Barwick (left no 

Reding Barwick, who resided in Thomas county, Ga., 

and was the father of James F. Barwick, Ga.; 

!•:. R. Barwick, Dothan, Ala.; E. W. Barwick, Century, Fla.; 
I. L. liar wick, Thomasville, Ga.; A. C. and R. W. Barwick, 
Cordele, Ga., and Mrs. L. M. Long, Ochlocknee, Ga., and 
Reding Noel Barwick; William Noel Barwick, no informa- 
tion could be secured of this family, however, there is a 
large relationship. 


The writer can truthfully state that every effort was 
utilized to trace up to date all the descendants of William 
and Elizabeth Barwick of Darlington District, S. C. 

Of the five daughters nothing is known, while of the 
ten sons, eight have been, with a reasonable degree of suc- 
cess located and classified, which the w^riter trusts will be 
I)leasing to the many of this relationship. 

The following Barwicks of Sumpter, S. C, are des- 
cendants of the above branch, but for lack of information 
could not be classified. Possibly are descendants of Steph- 
en or El:. 




Was the father of Newton Barwick, who is the lather 
of Lawrence Barwick. There is a large relationship of this 
family residing at Sumpter, S. C. 





of Catawissa, Pa., is a merchant tailor and justice of peace. 
He came from London, England, in 1875. His grandfather, 
Joseph, was born in 1775 and was one of twelve sons of 
an Episcopal minister. One son came to America about 
the year ISOO of whom there is no information. 

His father, William, was born in London in 1815, and 
W. H. was born in 1840, and his children are: Frank W., 
who served three years in the Philippines, Clara E., 
Louise, Fannie, Charley, Walter and Henry. 

of Plattsmouth, Neb., came from Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, in 1886, and has since resided at above place. 

Hilda Barwick. 

J. W. Barwick. 


His graiuifather. Jacob, was born June 24, 1785, and 
married Hunn.ih Eccless, Jan. 24, 1814. His father's name 
was John, who married Isabella Smith in 1819, and de- 
ceased in 1S62. He is the father of John B., and Hilda C, 
who is a teacher and Naroh. 


came Horn London. England, to New York City, in 1849. 
His sons are: James B., who is at the head of the Barwick 
Construction Co., o07 Wainwright Building, or 117 Olive 
street. St. Louis, Mo.; Thomas B., Pleasanton, Kansas; 
Andrew B., New York City, and George, deceased. 

was the wife of John Barwick, who was the son of John 
B. Sr.. and grandson of Wm. B., of England. 

She lives at 10,:j:]0 Seeley Ave., Chicago, with her 
daughters, Edith and Louise. Her sons are Arthur C, 352 
Warren avenue, and Emil 517 N. Lincoln street. A broth- 
er-;!i-law lives in Toronto, Canada. 


was born in northern England where the family had re- 
sided for over 100 years. He had three brothers, John, 
William and Jackson. 

John Barwick was born in 1833 in Leeds, Yorkshire, 
England, and deceased in 1873. His children in this coun- 
try are: Richard B., Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Richard 
Bell. Plattsmouth, Minn.; Mrs. John Clarkson, Springfield, 
Mo., and Clarkson Barwick, Washta, Iowa, who is a con- 
tractor and builder. His children are: Blanche, William, 
Marcus. George H., Clarence W., Roy James, Frank R. and 
Clarkson E. 


c.ime to America in 1852 and resided at Emporia, Kansas, 
engaged in the livery business. The following letter will 
explain itself: 

"2 Brunswick Terrace, Camberwell Road," 

"March 9, 1887." 

"Dear Sir: — My father, William Barw^ick, was born 

at Canterbury, Kent, in 1773, and died in London in 1836. 

He had one brother. Rev. John Barwick, of Charing, Kent, 

who had two sons. My father had three sons, who lived 


to get married, Richard, the father of George T. B., of 
Emporia, Kansas; George, who died leaving one son; Geo. 
^ . B., Springfield, Kent, and myself, Thomas B., born in 
1810. I have three sons, William, Thomas, Alfred. Thom- 
as deceased leaving four children. The other two live at 
Camberwell, Kent." 

"Thomas Barwick." 


Catherine, widow of Jacob B., Frederick, Harry John. 
3182 Livingston street, and John B., 1342 X. 11th St., and 
Arthur, Philadelphia, Pa. 

John B., 2015 S. ISth St., Frank, Sr. and Jr., 3261 Wil- 
mot St., Pittsburg, Pa. 

William B., 100 Lindon St., and Henry, 370 Gold St., 

Miss Camille F. Barwick 
was a daughter of James Barwick of Cleveland, Ohio, and 
married a Miss Kierman of New York. The young lady's 
present address is unknown and no classification can be 
made of her father. 

G. H. Barwick 
Adrian, Ga., (merchant) was not classified for lack of in- 
formation. Also John C, George R. and Xathan J. Bar- 
wick of Greenwood, Del., and J. C. Barwick of Williams- 
burg, Md. 


has covered a time of three years and at a cost of 
$200.00 to secure the information herein contained. 

Many to whom letters were addressed for information 
never replied making some family classifications difficult 
and imperfect. 

Family histories, covering such a length of time, are 
very tedious, requiring much work in correctly classifying 
family lines. 

The writer believes every Barwick should purchase 
one or more books in order to aid in the actual expense of 
producing this work. 

The recompense for services in preparing this work 
is nothing, excepting good will from those receiving bene- 
fit and information from its pages. 




It is evident that the two names of Berwick and Bar- 
wiclv verged from the same family of long ago. In the 
family of Thomas de Berwick of 650 years ago the two 
.-prllin^s referred to the same family. 


The names Berwick, 13arwick and Warwick comes un- 
der the classified pronunciation of England, Ireland and 

Berwick is given as berrik, Barwick as barrik, and 
Warwick as warrik, but in this country mostly the term 
wick is used. 

Of the various spellings the above three forms only 
are used in English print. There is no question but the 
Barwicks of this country originally belong to the Berwicks 
and it is altogether probable that the Warwicks are of 
like origin. 

The writer observed the statement in a work of 
reference that the name Berwick was so old its origin 
was unknown, and there is no question but such names as 
Warwick, Beswick, Barrick and many of the spellings for- 
merly referred to in this book all verged from the original 

There are no less than eleven P. O. in this country 
by the name Berwick, and at least tw^o named Barwick. 
The writer made no extensive search for the Berwicks 
but will briefly given the ones known. 
was a native of Pennsylvania, and Aug. 14, 1768, married 
Eleanor Wallace. He deceased in 1789, and his wife in 
181.5. From where he came is not known. There is a 
reasonable belief that he is one from the Marvland Bar- 
wicks. His children were: Thomas, born 1770, died 1849; 
Cambria, born 1772. died 1787; Imogene, born 1773- Mary 
born 1775 Joseph, born 1776 Eleanor, born 1778; name un 
known, 1780, and Elizabeth, 1785. Of his children nothing 
is known saving 

who was one of the first settlers on the Johnson Plantation 
in S . Mary's Parish, Foster, P. O., -La. It is known he 
had two sons at least, who were: 

who was bo-n in 1808, and resided on the same Plantation 


and his children were: Mrs. White, Pensacola, Fla., and 
O. D. Be— 'ck of same P. O., who is the father of six 

sons, one being Dr. E. C. lier- 
wick of Franklin, La. As to 
other members of David's 
family the writer was not in- 
formed. The other son was: 

Nathan Berwick, 
Of same Plantation, and 
whose children were: Clar- 
ence, deceased; Mrs. (Dr.) 
R. C. White, Pensacola, Fla., 
and Beverly Berwick, whose 
only son is 

Dr. I. C. Berwick, 
who was born in Morgan 
City, La., in 1877, and is now 

C. Berwick. 

a practicing physician and surgeon of Berwick, La. 

of Osseo, Mich., is one of eight children, whose father 
came from Huntingshire, England, in 1852, and has since 
lived at Hillsdale, Mich. 

There is an E. Berwick & Co. of Shelburn, Ontario. It 
is the writer's opinion there are not many Berwicks in 
tnis country while of the Warwicks and Barricks there 
was no search made. 

Graduated from The Medical College of Indiana. (Indian- 
apolis) in 1889, but his origin or present address are un- 
known. Also Dr. Paul Berwig in 1877. 

NOTE: — In this country as well as in England the 
leading professions of the Barwicks and Berwicks for sev- 
eral generations has been and yet is the ministry and med- 

The writer secured a book from London, England, 
written by Edward Barwick, M. A., of Trinity College, 
Dublin, and published by George Be'rwick in 1813. The 
title page is as follows: 

"A treatise on the church chiefly with respect to its 


^..>, : liiiiiut in which the divine right of espiscopacy is 

■"Thf suprt'iiiacy of the Bishop of Rome proved to be 
contrary to the scriptures and primitive fathers, and the 
Rffoinu'd Episcopal Church in England, Ireland and Scot- 
land proved to be a sound and orthodox part of the Cath- 
o-.c Church. Compiled from the most eminent divines." 



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